How to install RubyMine on Ubuntu 24.04

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing RubyMine on Ubuntu 24.04. RubyMine is a powerful integrated development environment (IDE) specifically designed for Ruby and Ruby on Rails development. It offers a wide range of features that can significantly enhance your productivity as a Ruby developer.


Before we begin, ensure that you have administrator access to your Ubuntu system, as we'll need to use sudo commands for installation.

Installation Process

We'll be using Flatpak to install RubyMine. Flatpak is a next-generation technology for building and distributing desktop applications on Linux. It provides a sandboxed environment for applications, ensuring they run consistently across different Linux distributions.

Here's a step-by-step breakdown of what we'll do:

  1. Install Flatpak and its dependencies
  2. Add the Flathub repository
  3. Install RubyMine

Step 1: Install Flatpak and Dependencies

First, we need to install Flatpak along with Ruby and the Java Development Kit. Run the following command:

sudo apt install ruby-full default-jdk flatpak

Step 2: Add Flathub Repository

Next, we'll add the Flathub repository, which is the primary source of applications for Flatpak:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Step 3: Install RubyMine

Now we're ready to install RubyMine:

sudo flatpak install flathub com.jetbrains.RubyMine

This command will download and install RubyMine. The installation might take a few minutes depending on your internet speed.

Launching RubyMine

After the installation is complete, you can launch RubyMine from your applications menu or by using the command line:

flatpak run com.jetbrains.RubyMine

Additional Information

RubyMine offers a 30-day trial period, after which you'll need to purchase a license to continue using it. However, if you're a student or working on an open-source project, you might be eligible for a free license from JetBrains.

Some key features of RubyMine include:

  • Intelligent code completion
  • On-the-fly code analysis and quick-fixes
  • Refactoring and code formatting tools
  • Built-in version control integration
  • Debugging and testing tools

These features can significantly speed up your development process and help you write cleaner, more efficient code.


If you encounter any issues during installation, ensure that your system is up to date by running:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

If problems persist, check the official Flatpak documentation or the JetBrains website for further assistance.


You now have RubyMine installed on your Ubuntu 24.04 system. This powerful IDE will help you streamline your Ruby development process. Happy coding!

Additional Resources

For more information about RubyMine and its features, visit the official website:

To learn more about the Flatpak version of RubyMine, check out its Flathub page: