Download and Installation

The latest OSATE release can be downloaded from here.

See the release notes for known bugs and workarounds.

New Installation

OSATE is available for Windows (64-bit), macOS (64-bit), and Linux (64-bit). As a prerequisite Java 8 is required; in the following we assume that it is already installed. See here for help with installing Java.

Note: Running OSATE under Java 9 or newer is not supported and may not work.

To install OSATE, download the archive file for your platform from the OSATE download site (see below), choose an installation directory and unpack the archive file there. The installation directory contains a platform specific executable (osate.exe / / osate) that can be used to start the OSATE.

Detailed Installation for Windows

On Windows 64-bit Java must be installed to use 64-bit OSATE. To test which one is installed, run java -version in cmd.exe. The following output indicates 32-bit Java.

C:\Users\lwrage>java -version
java version "1.8.0_51"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_51-b16)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.51-b03, mixed mode, sharing)

A 64-bit Java will output “64-bit Server VM” instead of “Client VM”.

After downloading the appropriate zip file from the OSATE download site, extract the zip file to an empty target directory, e.g., C:ToolsOSATE. After extraction the target directory will contain some sub-directories and files, including osate.exe:

OSATE Directory Layout

OSATE Directory Layout

OSATE Directory Layout

Detailed Installation for macOS

OSATE binary is not signed. This can result in an error message when starting OSATE.

To correct this issue, run the following command to allow OSATE execution:

$ sudo xattr -rd

Installing Additional OSATE Components

There are several optional components available for installation. OSATE provides a convenient way to discover the available components and install them via a dialog that is available in the Help menu.

Component Installation Menu Entry

OSATE Help Menu

This brings up a component installation dialog that displays the available components. To install one or more components, select the component’s checkbox and click on Finish to start the installation.

Component Installation Dialog

OSATE Help Menu

Updating OSATE

An existing OSATE installation can be updated when a new maintenance release has been published. We support updates within the same OSATE version from the final release to a maintenance release and from one maintenance release to the next. For example,

2.2.1.vfinal -> 2.2.1.vupdate01 -> 2.2.1.vupdate02 -> …

To start the update process, use the check for updates entry in the help menu in OSATE and follow the instructions in the dialog.

Check for Updates Menu Entry

OSATE Update Menu

Download Locations

Stable Versions

A new stable version is released every 2-3 months. You can install it from an existing Eclipse installation using the update site or just by installing the complete product. The product is a fully integrated and tailored Eclipse environment with all OSATE functions. The products are available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

All available versions can be found at the following locations.

Testing Version

The testing version is built on a nightly basis. It includes the latest fixes but also some unstable code related to features being developed. While it might be useful to use it for some projects, please think about using it for production purpose due to potential unstable features.