I’ve recently switched to openSUSE from Windows. Somethings were a struggle but I’ve worked through most of the issues I came across. One of the toughest for me was setting up Aptana 2.0 with their now discontinued PHP plug-in. Why? Because the PDT plug-in feels so inferior compared to their discontinued plug-in. Any way here’s the steps that worked for me…
- I removed the OpenJDK Java packages that were installed by default and then I installed the Sun JRE.
- My limited experience shows that it is faster.
- Install the latest QtCurve-gtk2 library from the KDE:Backports repository
- This is to fix a bug that made some user interface elements disabled. For example the search and URL for SVN.
- I then downloaded the latest Aptana Studio for Linux.
- I used Arch to extract it to /opt/Aptana Studio 2.0/
- Start Krunner by hitting ALT-F2
- Launch Arch by typing kdesu arch
- Browse to the /opt/ path and extract preserving the paths.
- Then finally create a shell script to launch Aptana. The shell script fixes another bug where some buttons would not respond to a mouse click.
- Open Kwrite – ALT-F2 kdesu kwrite
- Type in the code from below.
- An save “/opt/Aptana Studio 2.0/AptanaStudio” with file name startaptana
- Change the permissions to make it executable. This can be done by right clicking it in Dolphin and check the Is Executable box. Be sure to launch Dolphin by ALT-F2 kdesu dolphin.
- Disable the “Prevent empty clipboard” feature in Klipper. This will fix the eliminate the erratic copy / paste issue.
- Finally create a shortcut on the panel to launch Aptana.
Hope this helps someone!
Shell Script Code
"/opt/Aptana Studio 2.0/AptanaStudio"