Installing & Using Enterprise Architect in Non-Windows Environments

Webinar December 2016
In this webinar, we'll show you how to:
  • Download and deploy the necessary software components
  • Install Enterprise Architect within a sample Linux environment using Wine
  • Create and explore your first Enterprise Architect model in Linux

Given that Enterprise Architect was developed as a native Windows application, you may have wondered whether it can be used in your favorite Linux or macOS environment.

This session is dedicated to helping you unlock the power of Enterprise Architect's high-performance visual modeling tools in non-Windows environments.

Ben Constable
Ben Constable

Questions from the Audience

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General

What version of Enterprise Architect did you use in the demonstration?

I used Enterprise Architect 13, Build 1309, though earlier versions support installation on Linux or macOS.

We made significant enhancements for running Enterprise Architect via Wine in version 13, so we recommend using Enterprise Architect 13 or later with Wine.

How does the performance of Enterprise Architect on Linux compare to Windows?

We've found the performance of Enterprise Architect 13 to be similar between Windows and Linux.

While preparing for this webinar, I was using Enterprise Architect on two different computers - both were reasonably low powered i5 machines, one running Linux, the other Windows 8.1. I couldn't discern any real difference between them, except when starting Enterprise Architect - the Linux machine would do that in about half the time. This was most likely a result of the virus scanner settings on the Windows machine though.

Will there be a native macOS implementation of Enterprise Architect?

No, we currently don't have plans for this.

Can you provide a native Linux installer?

It may be possible to provide a package, such as an RPM or DEB file, to deploy Enterprise Architect, Wine and Winetricks together on Linux. We have raised this request with our development team.

Can Add-Ins for Enterprise Architect be used on Linux/Mac?

Yes. You install the Add-In(s) using Wine or Crossover first. Specific instructions for this are available from our Enterprise Architect / Wine installation web page: Installing Enterprise Architect inside Wine or CrossOver.

Can Enterprise Architect's Cloud Server be installed on Linux, and accessed by Linux-based users?

Yes. See our Enterprise Architect / Wine installation web page: Installing Enterprise Architect inside Wine or CrossOver.

How about shared or DBMS-based model repositories?

Yes, you can access models hosted on a DBMS via Wine as well. For details See our Enterprise Architect / Wine installation web page: Installing Enterprise Architect inside Wine or CrossOver.