Boardspace from Linux
Boardspace from a linux computer requires Java to be installed. If you do not have java yet, visit Java.com, download and install it.
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actual boardspace application is a set of java ".jar" files which are
downloaded once and cached locally. There are two variant
that take care of the details, and also keep your local copy up to date
with the current version. Whever method you choose,
you'll have to cope with windows efforts to prevent you being tricked in to downloading malware.
For the record: boardspace isn't malware, doesn't damage your PC, and won't annoy you with advertising.
Method #1 Jar files should be directly executable, but you don't get a pretty icon by default.
You can download the launcher jar file, place it anywhere, and click to launch it, or create a shell file containing something similar to.
java -jar boardspace.jar
You can also copy this exact jar file to a Macintosh
or a Windows PC and launch it there.
Method #2: Use
the boardspace.net client. Your browser may resist java web start, or may offer
save a file instead. You can click to launch a ".jnlp" file that
was downloaded. Historically, linux has not supported java
web start very well, so you may do better sticking with the simple method.
note that Java Web Start has been deprecated by Oracle is in the
process of disappearing. There's an open source alternative
https://openwebstart.com/ . Download and install Open web start, and Java Web Start will still work.
Note on Linux and Java distributions:
There are an awful lot of different linux distributions, desktop environments, and java versions for linux. It's impossible
for me to test them all. As far as I know, the "OpenJdk" and "Sun" variants of java both work with boardspace on
all known linux distributuions. If you find a pair that doesn't work, please report it to me; but it's probably not my
problem, so also reoport it to whomever is prividing the java and linux you are using.
Whichever of these hoops you choose to jump through, when you run the launcher application you should see a window
similar to this, and you're on your way.