Installing the application is easy with Ubuntu, however there are a few things to be aware of before making the install process a reality.
- Make sure your Multiverse repository is enabled. Because the application uses light Java, you will want to make sure that the installer is able to install the needed Java app without any hassles.
- Debian package or CNR.com utility. Neither is really better or worse than the other, it is simply a matter of preference.
- Auto-starting the application. Again, fairly easy. Just goto System, Preferences and select Sessions. From there, name box should say WeatherBug and the command box (case sensitive) should say weatherbug . Save and it will now start with every boot.
That is all there is to it. You can find the latest, up to date packages from the following two areas:
With any luck, this will keep the "how do I" questions down to a dull roar and enable users to use the application the first time, without any Java issues. If you are still having Java issues, I would suggest making sure you are using at least Java 1.5 at the earliest if possible. I have not yet tested the app out with Iced Tea Java, so those who have it working with it are encouraged to share results here in the comments.