Create Launcher for Aptana Studio 3 in Ubuntu 13.10 with menus fixed for UnityI followed the steps in this video "Install Aptana Studio 3 on Ubuntu" on youtube (link no longer available) which explains how to set up a launcher in Ubuntu with an icon so that you can start Aptana from the dock launcher or search for the application.
Unfortunately there is a
known bug in Ubuntu currently for Aptana 3's menus that seems to have
been around for awhile
The fix that has been posted works but it isn't convenient. I don't want to have to open a terminal window to launch Aptana and then have to keep that window open and unusable.
What I did was to edit the .destkop file for Aptana that was created in the video linked above.
the instructions here to create the aptana.desktop file using these commands...
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/aptana.desktopAnd copy this code into the aptana.desktop file
Except I changed/added these lines.
Comment=Aptana Studio 3
Icon=/opt/Aptana_Studio_3/icon.xpm <- replace this whit the ABSOLUTE path in which you unpacked aptana
Exec=/opt/Aptana_Studio_3/AptanaStudio3 <- the same applies here, replace with the ABSOLUTE path
TryExec=/usr/bin/runaptanaAnd then I created the bash script, that was explained in the second set of links above
sudo nano /usr/bin/runaptanaI added these lines to the script
AptanaStudio3And made a symbolic link from /usr/bin/AptanaStudio3 to the application
You can rename it to a .sh file if you want but you will need to change the path in the .desktop file as well.
Make sure that the runaptana file is given executable rights
sudo chmod u+x /usr/bin/runaptanaNow when I search in the Unity launcher, the Aptana Studio 3 icon shows up AND when I run it the application has functioning menus.