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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· tyrelsouza

Install RubyMine on Linux with XFCE menu entry.

I recently bought RubyMine and am in the process of installing it on all of my development machines. This is the easiest way I've found to manage that install process in a fast manner and having a menu entry.

First you need to actually download RubyMine-6.3 (at this time) which you can get from http://jetbrains.com/ruby/ .
After downloaded, you're ready to begin

cd /opt/
sudo tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/RubyMine-6.3.tar.gz
sudo ln -s RubyMine-6.3 RubyMine

This will extract RubyMine to your /opt directory, and create a symlink to RubyMine so that the .desktop file will always point at an unversioned directory to find the Icon and Binary files.

When this process is completed, cd to ~/.local/share/applications/ and create a new file: RubyMine.desktop

Put the following code in it.

[Desktop Entry]
Hidden=false
Exec=/opt/RubyMine/bin/rubymine.sh
Icon=/opt/RubyMine/bin/rubymine.png
Type=Application
NoDisplay=false
Version=6.3
StartupNotify=false
Categories=Development
Terminal=false
Name=RubyMine
Icon[en_US]=/opt/RubyMine/bin/rubymine.png
Name[en_US]=RubyMine

Then you will find your entry in your XFCE > Development menu.