Linux version of PolarView/PolarCOM requires no specific installation process. Download installation tarball to your disk, then follow steps shown in the following screen capture. Click on the image for better view.
Your Linux distribution must be “sufficiently modern” and have GTK2 available.
32 bit vs. 64 bit
Our applications are provided in “32 bit” version for widest compatibility. This allows our products to work on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems. On Linux, many 64 bit distributions do not come with preinstalled 32 bit compatibility libraries, so you may need to install these libraries before using PolarView or PolarCOM.
– Ubuntu & Debian users need to install one compatibility package. The following command usually does the trick: sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
Users of Ubuntu 11.10 and above, please note that Ubuntu switched to a new version of OpenSSL. You will need to install previous compatibility version of OpenSSL by running: sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8
– Fedora & RedHat users have a few more steps to take, see the following link for details: http://beginlinux.com/blog/2009/09/installing-32-bit-support-into-64-bit-fedora-11/
Gentoo users (of 32 bit systems) may encounter a different issue. Seems like on Gentoo libpng version 1.2 may not be installed by default. The following magic incantation should help: emerge libpng:1.2 –oneshot
To remove PolarView from your Linux system, use “rm -rf bin” on the directory where you have installed PolarView. (This paragraph is placed here due to requirements of Google AdWords – we honestly don’t think you are that ignorant 😉 )