ZAP Installation#

The following sections describe ZAP installation and how to update ZAP in Simplicity Studio IDE.

Downloading the ZAP Executable (Recommended)#

This is the recommended way of getting started with ZAP. You can get the latest ZAP binaries from Prebuilt binaries come in two different versions.

  • Official release: Verified builds with dedicated Matter and Zigbee test suites. The release name format is vYYYY.DD.MM.

  • Pre-release: Builds with the latest features and bug fixes but these builds are NOT verified with dedicated Matter and Zigbee test suites. The release name format is vYYYY.DD.MM-nightly.

Installing ZAP from Source#

Basic instructions to Install ZAP#

Because this is a node.js application, you need the node environment installed. The best way to do this is download the latest install of node, which includes node and npm. If you have an older version of node installed on your workstation, it may cause issues, particularly if it's very old. Make sure you have the latest node v16.x version with the npm that's included. Run node --version to check which version is picked up. v18.x is recommended.

After you have a desired version of node, you can run the following:

Install the Dependencies#

Use the following commands to install dependencies:

npm install

Note: For Windows-specific ZAP installation, see ZAP Installation for Windows OS

It is not uncommon to run into native library compilation problems at this point. There are various src-script/install-* scripts for different platforms. See FAQ information about which script to run on different platforms and then rerun npm install.

Start the Application#

Use the following commands to start up the application:

npm run zap

Start the Front-End in Development Mode#

Supports hot-code reloading, error reporting, and so on. Use the following commands to start the front-end in development mode:

quasar dev -m electron


npm run electron-dev