Some iDE issues under Mint 19 Cinnamon

  1. last week

    Tim S

    Nov 7 Canterbury, UK

    Nothing major but:

    1) I downloaded the .tgz file. After extraction, the IDE itself only has a generic icon (not the Xojo icon).

    2) I want to be able to start the IDE from the Panel, how can I get an icon fixed there?

    3) At the minute, the app and its files are in a folder on my desktop. What is the correct place for them and can I just use "sudo mv" to put them there?

    4) When the last (or only) project window closes, the IDE exits. How do I prevent this?

    1. This is just how Linux behaves. You do not "install" things and put the required desktop files in the right places. Using the RPM / DEB should fix this as they do place things in the correct places.
    2. Not sure you can without the installation (see answer #1) However I'm not 100% sure on this one.
    3. You could - or just use the DEB/ RPM and install it so they originally land in the right places.
    4. You don't on Linux.
  2. Jason P

    Nov 7 Xojo Inc Answer http://xojo.com/
    1. This is just how Linux behaves. You do not "install" things and put the required desktop files in the right places. Using the RPM / DEB should fix this as they do place things in the correct places.
    2. Not sure you can without the installation (see answer #1) However I'm not 100% sure on this one.
    3. You could - or just use the DEB/ RPM and install it so they originally land in the right places.
    4. You don't on Linux.
  3. 7 days ago

    Tim S

    Nov 7 Canterbury, UK

    @Jason P 1) This is just how Linux behaves. You do not "install" things and put the required desktop files in the right places. Using the RPM / DEB should fix this as they do place things in the correct places.

    1. Not sure you can without the installation (see answer #1) However I'm not 100% sure on this one.
    2. You could - or just use the DEB/ RPM and install it so they originally land in the right places.
    3. You don't on Linux.

    OK, what you are saying is that I should have downloaded as for Ubuntu/Debian Linux, which I have now done and that fixes (1) and (3) above. Once I'd done that I could do (2). Pity about (4), I must say.

    I was led to downloading the TGZ archive as it mentions Mint, which I am running in a VM.

  4. Tim J

    Nov 7 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Dehydrating in AZ
    Edited 7 days ago

    You may use the TGZ on any distribution.

    Download the TGZ file
    Open a Terminal/Xterm

    sudo -s
    mkdir /opt/xojo
    cd /opt/xojo
    tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/Xojo....tgz (your downloaded Xojo tarball

    This will put the Xojo IDE in /opt/xojo/xojo2018r3/

    You will still be stuck with manually launching the until you create the .desktop file so that the DM knows how to handle the app.

    The .desktop files are stored in /usr/share/applications. Here my xojo2018r3.desktop file content:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=Xojo 2018r3
    Name[en_GB]=Xojo 2018r3
    Comment=Xojo 2018 Release 3
    Comment[en_GB]=Xojo 2018 Release 3
    Exec=/opt/xojo/xojo2018r3/Xojo %F
    Icon=/opt/xojo/xojo2018r3/xojo.xpm
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    MimeType=application/vnd.xojo.project.binary;application/vnd.xojo.project.normal;application/vnd.xojo.project.xml
    Categories=Development;Programming;Building;IDE

    Now, the Xojo entry will show up in your Application menu under Development or Programming/. For Mint, I believe it will be Programming.

    This same process works for your built apps. Create a proper .desktop file and users can access your app from the appropriate menu entry.

    As for number 4, sign onto this feedback report:
    Feedback Case #53538

  5. 6 days ago

    Tim S

    Nov 8 Canterbury, UK

    @Tim J You may use the TGZ on any distribution.

    Download the TGZ file
    Open a Terminal/Xterm

    sudo -s
    mkdir /opt/xojo
    cd /opt/xojo
    tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/Xojo....tgz (your downloaded Xojo tarball

    This will put the Xojo IDE in /opt/xojo/xojo2018r3/

    Thanks for that. Now I've used the .deb file, it's all happened by itself, however it's useful to see where stuff is supposed to go and what's needed to go where.

    This same process works for your built apps. Create a proper .desktop file and users can access your app from the appropriate menu entry.

    OK.

    As for number 4, sign onto this feedback report:
    Feedback Case #53538

    Done.

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