Aptana Studio Won’t Open on Ubuntu

For some reason that I still have not been able to determine, I can no longer open Aptana Studio on my Ubuntu box. The splash screen displays, then nothing. Aptana closes. No error. No nothing. I think it has something to do with the JRE and/or XULRunner versions. Not sure. I used it one day, but couldn’t use it the next.

I checked my shell script that launches Aptana:

#!/bin/sh
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/usr/lib/xulrunner
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME
/home/les/Aptana20/AptanaStudio

After some research, I changed the script.

#!/bin/sh
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/usr/lib/xulrunner
if [ $LD_LIBRARY_PATH ]; then
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
else
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME
fi
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME LD_LIBRARY_PATH
/home/les/Aptana20/AptanaStudio

After changing the script, Aptana still would not open. I did not know what to do. I finally decided to bypass my shell script, so I opened terminal and navigated to my Aptana folder and typed:

./AptanaStudio

Aptana Studio launched without a problem. While this is not ideal, I spent three hours trying to find a solution. Now I have to do some work.

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