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10.4: How to run JBlogEditor 0.6 Apps
Tiger only hintAfter trying ecto and MarsEdit, I thought I would give the experimental build of the all-Java program JBlogEditor a spin. It was a little more complicated that I thought it would be, so here's some instructions for others:
  1. Download the tar file from the above link.
  2. Untar it (by doubleclicking in Finder); this creates a jblogger directory.
  3. Edit the file config.ini, which you'll find in the macosx.carbon.ppc -> configuration folder. Find the reference to org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86 and carefully change it to org.eclipse.swt.carbon.macosx.ppc. This fixes a bug in the default download.
  4. If you don't already have it, download and install Java 1.5 from Apple: Java 2 SE 5. Tiger defaults to Java 1.4.2 for maximum compatibility.
  5. As I can't work out how to configure the application to automatically choose Java 1.5 (please add a comment if you know how), I then have to run the application from Terminal (ignore the lines that start with ##, they just explain the actual commands that follow):
    $ ## Change to the jblogger/macosx.carbon.ppc directory.
    $ cd ~/Incoming/jblogger/macosx.carbon.ppc
    $ ## Set the PATH variable to prefer Java 1.5 and then
    $ ## execute the editor using open:
    $ export PATH=/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework\
    /Versions/1.5/Commands/:${PATH}; open -a
    That last command is all on one line, and may vary a little depending on your shell.
JBlogEditor should now start and ask for configuration for your blog -- it's still an early verion (0.6.0), but unlike other applications, it is cross-platform and free.
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10.4: How to run JBlogEditor 0.6 : no configuration necessary
Authored by: fstengel on Jan 23, '06 08:18:49AM

Downloaded the .tar.gz archive, uncompressed it and double clicked on startup.jar...

I had downloaded Java 1.5 (J2SE 5.0) when it came out. The thing I did was to run the Java Prefernces application found in /Applications/Utilities/Java/J2SE 5.0/ and, in the general tab put J2SE 5.0 as the version to use (a popup in the top) and in the settings field (second part of the window) put J2SE 5.0 first, before J2SE 1.4.2

I don't remember doing anything else...

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10.4: How to run JBlogEditor 0.6
Authored by: dave1212 on Apr 02, '06 10:17:56PM

Works for me with a wordpress blog.

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