A friend told me about Aptana Studio, an Open Source web development IDE. I think I used it years ago but then switched to NetBeans for some reason. After taking a look at Aptana’s website I decided I wanted to try it again. Below are three simple steps I followed to install Aptana Studio in Fedora 15.
1.Download Apatana Studio 3 from http://www.aptana.com/products/studio3/download and extract the content of the downloaded zip file.
2.Move Aptana Studio 3 to a standard location
mv Aptana\ Studio\ 3 /usr/local/aptana-studio-3
3.Create a file /usr/share/applications/aptana.desktop with the following content:
[Desktop Entry]Encoding=UTF-8Version=1.0Name=Aptana Studio 3Comment=The professional, open source development tool for the open webIcon=/usr/local/aptana-studio-3/icon.xpmGenericName=Aptana StudioType=ApplicationExec=/usr/local/aptana-studio-3/AptanaStudio3MimeType=text/plain;Categories=Development;IDE;
Although Aptana can be easily run just after you download the application, I like to have menu entries for most of the software I use, hopefully I’m not the only one who thinks like that and the above can help them.