Environment Setup

Environment setup

Set up your environment to successfully work with the Nextmv platform

If this is your first time installing the Nextmv CLI, ensure that your system's environment is set up correctly for a smooth installation. If you are using a Linux or MacOS machine, you should be able to jump right in, Windows users will need to follow a few extra steps.

Windows users


Install WSL for Windows. You can find the installation instructions here. We recommend using Ubuntu.

wsl --install


If this is your first time installing WSL, you may receive an error when running a Nextmv template stating that you need gcc installed. In order to do so, you have to run:

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install build-essential

All Users


While not required, we recommend all users install VSCode as their code editor and the VSCode Go Extension. Windows users would also need to install the VSCode wsl extension.


Install the Nextmv CLI

For information about installing and configuring the Nextmv CLI checkout the steps described in the 5-minute getting started experience. To test that the Nextmv CLI is correctly configured, you can optionally run the following command on your terminal. It will get some files that are necessary to work with the Nextmv Platform. You can see the expected output as well.

nextmv sdk install

If you have any questions, please contact support

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