FieldWorks Installation Instructions
These are instructions for installing and testing FieldWorks on Linux.
We urge you to run FieldWorks with Compiz turned on and set to normal. This gives much better screen performance when using FieldWorks. To check your settings go to:
System -> Preferences -> Appearance and click on the Visual Effects tab. Choose Normal.
Using your browser of choice, go to:
and follow the instructions there for adding the SIL package repository to your list of software sources. Make sure that you can now see
packages.sil.org in the Origin tab on the left-hand side of the Synaptic Package Manager, or in Ubuntu Software Center.
Go back to Software Sources and edit the entry for
packages.sil.org. Change the Components field to read
main experimental. Close the window and allow the reload to take place.
You should see the following packages available in Synaptic or Software Center:
fieldworks for installation should automatically select the other two as well. Proceed with the installation in the normal way.
For testing purposes, some sample data has been provided. To use this data, it needs to be copied to your home area. You can use either Nautilus or a terminal to set up data to use for testing:
click on Places -> Computer Nagivate to File System -> usr -> share -> FieldWorks -> ReleaseData and find the file Sena2.xml and Sena3.xml Select them both Right Click on the files and copy them Navigate to your home folder (username) Click on Edit -> Paste
Using a terminal:
Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal $ cp /usr/share/FieldWorks/ReleaseData/Sena3.xml ~
To run either Translation Editor (TE) or Language Explorer (Flex) go to:
Applications -> Education -> click on either the TE or Flex icon In the next dialog click Open an existing Project Navigate to your home folder (Personal) and click on Sena2.xml or Sena3.xml
TE or Flex should now open with the data you selected. The next time you run the application it will open with this same data.
To run the Demo Movies in the Flex Help menu you need the Adobe Flash plugin. To check for this go to:
System -> Synaptic Package Manager Go to adobe-flashplugin If it is not already installed, click on the box and choose Mark for Installation At the top click Apply
After the installation completes you should now be able to play the demo movies in the Flex Help. If, after you run the Demo Movies, your FireFox becomes unresponsive:
Open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) $ killall firefox
This should close down all instances of FireFox running so that you can use it again.