Freeplane, NetBeans and Scilab
Because the software repositories are a bit outdated, it can be interesting to download the latest version directly from the developers’ website for some applications. Presented here are three examples.
Freeplane is an interesting Java based mind mapping software. Download the latest version freeplane_bin-1.3.15.zip from https://sourceforge.net/projects/freeplane, unpack it in your home directory and then run it using /home/[your-username]/ freeplane-1.3.15/freeplane.sh. See the top part of Figure 4 ( Settings > Menu editor > Add launcher). The application icon is /home/[your-username]/freeplane-1.3.15/freeplane.svg.
A Java Development Kit must be installed before NetBeans. An easy way is to install openjdk-7-jdk from the Software manager. The last version for Linux netbeans8.1-linux.sh can be downloaded from https://netbeans.org/ downloads. The installation involves the following two steps from the terminal: But it’s possible to install jEdit 5.3.1 (a development trunk). Download jedit5.3.1install. jar from http://www. tellurianring.com/projects/jedit-daily and then install it from the terminal with java - jar jedit5.3.1install. jar. To run it, simply use java -jar /home/[your-username]/jEdit/5.3.1/ jedit. jar (see Figure 4, bottom). The icon is /home/[yourusername]/jEdit/5.3.1/doc/jedit.png. If you have your own syntax-highlighting file, you can add it in the modes directory /home/[your-username]/.jedit/modes. In this case, you must also add a row to the catalogue file, for example: