Freemind on Ubuntu

(More notes on making Ubuntu Edgy Eft do what I want it to do)

Freemind is my favourite open source mindmapping tool and it runs on java. The Freemind wiki has a section on adding it to Ubuntu and I used a bit of a mixture.

On a fresh installation of Ubuntu I started with confirmed more easy install within Kubuntu 6.10 which worked as described first installing then fixing the installation of freemind. So I had an icon on the Applications menu that did nothing when clicked. Launching freemind from a console showed that there were things missing.

Using synaptic I installed sun-java5-jre (1.5.0-08-0ubuntu1) along with all its dependencies. Freemind now launches a treat.