How to launch RubyMine 3.2.4 in Ubuntu 11.04?

Hi,


I have successfully installed RubyMine 3.2.4 on Ubuntu 11.04 (via rubymine.sh in Terminal), but being a newcomer to Linux, I don't know how to launch it from Ubuntu's GUI. Could someone help?


Thanks!
Pai-Hung

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IMO, the best way is to use Gnome-do. Google it and you'll know.

My workflow:
- Right Click on Applications -> Edit Menus -> Choose Programming  Menu -> Click New Item. Type: Application *In Terminal* (this gives you a shell that lets you know what RM is doing), Name: RubyMine, Command: /path/to/rubymine_latest/bin/rubymine.sh

(Of course, I do this once and use the symlinks to link rubymine_latest to the latest RM update I download. This helps to switch between various RM's).

And of course, I'd want RM team to sort of automate this for me!

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Kedar

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Thanks for the help!


Regarding the rubymine.sh script, is this the same script I ran to install RubyMine in the first place? For me, I downloaded and extracted RubyMine to the following directory:


/usr/tmp/RubyMine.3.2.4


And the script is located here: (before installaion)



/usr/tmp/RubyMine.3.2.4/bin/rubymine.sh


Or do you refer to the script in some other "bin" directory after installation?


Thanks,
Pai-Hung

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I'd say it is /usr/tmp/RubyMine.3.2.4/bin/rubymine.sh in your case.

BTW, /usr/tmp does not look like something you'd want to install RM in :-)

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Thanks for the advice. I have some more questions:

  • The /usr/tmp/RubyMine.3.2.4 directory is where I extracted the original .gz package into, and then I ran /usr/tmp/RubyMine.3.2.4/bin/rubymine.sh to install it. Given that after installation I have to run the very same installation script to launch the application, does that mean installation is done in place off the original directory? (I am from a pure Windows background and not familiar with the installation idiom in Linux world.)  
  • What is the "right" directory to install applications such as RubyMine?



Thanks!
Pai-Hung

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I ususally download and install rubymine tarball in my own directory. I save the file in /home/user/Download, extract the file in /home/user/RubyMine3.2.4 and rename it to /home/user/RubyMine.
Then I create a shortcut on the desktop (right click -> create a lancer) and add /home/user/RubyMine/bin/rubymine.sh in the command field and I change the icon with the one provided by Jetbrains in /home/user/RubyMine/bin/RMlogo.svg

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Thanks all for the great help!

Pai-Hung

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