How to install JSesh in Linux

First, download outlink the installer for JSesh (e.g. JSesh-install-2.3.6.jar). Then start this .jar-application by double-clicking on it. If this doesn't launch the installer, right-click on the file and choose an option like "Open with Sun Java 5.0 Runtime". If there's no such option, try:

java -jar JSesh-install-2.3.6.jar

in a terminal window. If this still doesn't work, you have to install Java on your system first. If you don't know how to do that, please consult your distribution's support forum.

Follow the installation instructions. If you're not logged in as root, you will only be able to install JSesh in your home directory. In Ubuntu, if you start the installer with the command:

sudo java -jar JSesh-install-2.3.6.jar

you will be able to install JSesh anywhere on your system (after providing your administrator password).


JSesh installer asks where to install the application


The installer will try to make a shortcut for JSesh. On our test system, this didn't work in Gnome, but it did create useful shortcuts in XFCE (in the category "Other").

JSesh installer trying to make shortcuts


If the installation is completed, you can launch JSesh by double clicking on the file /usr/local/JSesh/libs/jsesh.jar or by entering the command:

java -jar /usr/local/JSesh/libs/jsesh.jar

in a terminal window.

You can create a shortcut yourself if you'd like to have an easier way to start JSesh. You can read how to do that in Gnome, KDE or Xfce. For JSesh, you can use one of the icons in /usr/local/JSesh/icons.



Tested (version 2.3.6) in:

  • Debian (4.0r1)
  • Ubuntu (6.06-6.10)
  • Xubuntu (6.06.1)