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Author Topic: XMind  (Read 1684 times)

franklin1k

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XMind
« on: January 24, 2010, 11:45:59 am »

I can find this mind mapping software as ".deb" and source code.  Is it possible to make it a package for VL 6.0 KDE classic?
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Re: XMind
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 06:01:28 pm »

IS there a web site or sourceforge with the source?
I'm sure it can be built from source, but better to do it from original source rather than the deb's source.
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franklin1k

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Re: XMind
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 11:11:38 pm »

Yes there is.
http://code.google.com/p/xmind3/wiki/How_to_build_XMind_from_source

However, upon reading up on this, I was wonder how many ways this could be screwed up.  The old post in the VL forum suggested not to use the .deb package.    I then found the source.  Looking at all that was needed, my thought was that it could break KDE Classic.

So, how hard would it be to install from source?
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Re: XMind
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 01:26:43 pm »

If you want an easier way to go you could try freemind.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/
Just download the sourcefile
unzip it
right click on the file named  'freemind.sh' and make it executable.
Then double click it to start freemind
That's it.
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franklin1k

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Re: XMind
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 05:23:12 pm »

I'll try it.  I use MindManger on XP.  Looking for a Linux option.
Let you know what happens
thanks
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franklin1k

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Re: XMind Err....freemind now
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 04:07:28 pm »

Yeal, that is the ticket for what I need.  Thanks for putting me on to it.

A thick as a brick question occurs now.

Making the Freemind.sh executable, then clicking it runs the program from the folder I unzipped to.
It does not install it to another place, right?
Where might I put the folder to follow Linux convention?

thanks
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Re: XMind
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 04:21:12 pm »

If it just runs when you run the executable, then no, it doesn't install anywhere else. As far as putting the folder somewhere to follow Linux convention... you could just keep it where it is or you could put it wherever you want it and make a .desktop file for it and put the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications which would make it show up in the menu.
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franklin1k

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Re: XMind
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 06:44:52 pm »

Freemind is resource friendly compared to MindManger.  Perhaps better than Xmind. 
Thanks for the tips
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Re: XMind
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 09:25:56 pm »

No problem. Glad it did the trick.
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