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adamkane
November 29th, 2006, 06:17 AM
Anyone know how to install jPicEdt on Ubuntu?
http://jpicedt.sourceforge.net/

The instructions say to install the Swing JFC (Java Foundation Class):
http://java.sun.com/products/jfc/

The link brings you to Sun's website, and informs you that Swing is part of the Java SDK.

I have the JDK installed.

I installed jPicEdt this way:


sudo java -jar jpicedt-install_1_3_2.jar
I tried installing jPicEdt into:
/usr/local/share/jpicedt/1.3.2/
/usr/bin

and also into:
/home/<username>/jpicedt/1.3.2/
/usr/bin

but neither installation worked. jPicEdt hangs when opening.

parktownprawn
November 30th, 2006, 10:01 AM
hmmm - jpicedt 1.3.2 just hangs for me as well


I downloaded the last version 1.2 and it works fine

just type


java -jar jpicedt-1_2.jar

to run it

adamkane
December 2nd, 2006, 10:59 AM
jPicEdt 1.3.1 also seems to work.

Woohoo!

adamkane
December 2nd, 2006, 11:15 AM
jpicedt-install-1.4.jar work also, but you need to use sudo.



sudo java -jar jpicedt-install-1.4.jar
Accept the installation defaults.



gksudo jpicedt

parktownprawn
December 2nd, 2006, 12:31 PM
hmmmm

running an application with sudo is a generally a bad idea

I would advise installing the program in your home directory.

just run


java -jar jpicedt-install-1.4.jar

*without* sudo

and choose somewhere in your home directory to install the program.

adamkane
December 2nd, 2006, 09:21 PM
I agree. I actually installed it my home directory, but I wanted to keep the instructions simple. For some reason you need sudo to get it working.

I think the author must have received a lot of complaints like "this software doesn't work, and implemented the sudo-for-everything solution."

jpicedt 1.4-pre has vastly more options than jpicedt 1.3.1 You should install it, and report which steps worked for you.

parktownprawn
December 3rd, 2006, 07:35 AM
I had no problems installing 1.4 and it runs fine with out sudo

To install

Just to be safe first remove
~/.jpictedt and any preexisting versions of jpictedt

type


java -jar jpicedt-install-1_4_pre_5.jar

(without sudo)

go through the installation procedure and select somewhere in
your home directory to install the program

eg. Install program in


/home/username/applications/jpicedt/1.4/

Install short cut in


/home/username/bin

Now type


gedit ~/.bashrc
and add the follwing line

export PATH=$PATH:~/bin

To configure jpicedt goto preferences and click on the commands tab. Click the load button next to Load predefined config.
Select unix/tetex/configTeTeX.properties

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seems to work fine for me

adamkane
December 3rd, 2006, 07:40 AM
Woohoo!

parktownprawn
December 3rd, 2006, 07:41 AM
You may also want to check out

Latexdraw : http://latexdraw.sourceforge.net/

adamkane
December 3rd, 2006, 08:44 AM
Nice!

JPGfDraw
http://theoval.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~nlct/jpgfdraw/

Lyx + Maxima + PSTricks + LabPlot =
Near complete GUI LaTeX function editing, solving, plotting and drawing suite.

daspliff12345
August 20th, 2011, 09:22 PM
I had no problems installing 1.4 and it runs fine with out sudo

To install

Just to be safe first remove
~/.jpictedt and any preexisting versions of jpictedt

type


java -jar jpicedt-install-1_4_pre_5.jar

(without sudo)

go through the installation procedure and select somewhere in
your home directory to install the program

eg. Install program in


/home/username/applications/jpicedt/1.4/

Install short cut in


/home/username/bin

Now type


gedit ~/.bashrc
and add the follwing line

export PATH=$PATH:~/bin

To configure jpicedt goto preferences and click on the commands tab. Click the load button next to Load predefined config.
Select unix/tetex/configTeTeX.properties

-------------

seems to work fine for me

Thanks for this detailed instruction to install Jpicedt. Can you explain what the last two lines of code does?
I followed your instructions and got it installed.....howver i place the shortcut in /home/username/ and then I ran the program from there....I am now making a shortcut to the desktop. Is it ok to move the shortcut file?..I am assuming it is a symlink and will keep pointing to the executable...
I did not complete the last couple lines...beginning with gedit....please explain workings of this code.

Thanks