- First: check Java is installed
- Option 1 : install from the official Ubuntu software repository
- Option 2 : install with .deb file
- Option 3 : install with the binary package
This page explains how to install Freeplane for the Ubuntu operating system, there are 3 main ways to proceed.
Make sure Java is installed:
- Choose Applications > Ubuntu Software center
- Type in the search field: Java
- In the list that opens, choose JDK Java 6 Runtime
- If you see "Remove", Java is already installed. If you see "Install", click it to install Java.
- Freeplane is packaged for Debian/Ubuntu, you just need to run:
apt-get install freeplane
If the Freeplane package for your distro is out of date, see option 2 or option 3 below (it requires download from SourceForge official Freeplane project hosting).
For every Freeplane release, starting with 1.6.5, there is a .deb available which includes all libraries, so it works on Debian/Ubuntu.
download the generic .deb: go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeplane/, click "Browse all files", navigate to "freeplane stable"
install it using
dpkg -i *.deb
this will create a menu entry for Freeplane, mime type mappings etc
you're done ;-).
- Download Freeplane binary package
- For newest version goto http://www.freeplane.org/preview/ and download Freeplane_bin-XXXX.zip, in which XXXX is a shown version number.
- Or for the official version goto http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeplane/ and press download.
- Then choose Open with Archive manager, and press OK
- Extract the freeplane directory
- In the download window press extract, select the location (e.g. Documents) and press Extract again.
- Then open the the directory where you extracted freeplane (Documents) and open the newly created Freeplane directory.
- Then run freeplane
- In the extracted directory, double-click on Freeplane.sh and select Run (or run in terminal window). Now Freeplane opens and you can use it.
**If you want you can customize the installation as follows.**
- For easy access, add Freeplane to Applications > Office:
- Right-click Apllications and select Edit Menus
- Select Office (left) and select Add Menu item (right)
- Type a name, e.g. freeplane
- Browse to the directory with freeplane, click freeplane.sh and press ok
- With freeplane selecte, press Properties
- Click on the icon on the left and browse via Documenten > FreeplaneXXX to the file freeplane.svg; and select it.
Now freeplane is added to Office with the freeplane icon.
- For faster access, add the freeplane icon to the toolbar:
- Goto Applications > Office and right-click Freeplane.
- Select add this launcher to toolbar.
- Now you can start freeplane by pressing its icon in the toolbar