How to install Freemind in Ubuntu

June 11, 2007

Freemind (Mind Mapping Tool) installation instructions for Ubuntu Dapper (6.06) & Feisty (7.04)

First, download the main packages of Freemind:


And if you want to install the plugins download these as well:


Second, install…

Installation Steps:

1.Install libcommons-lang-java

$ sudo apt-get install libcommons-lang-java

2.Install librelaxng-datatype-java

$ sudo apt-get install librelaxng-datatype-java

3.Install libforms-java_1.0.5-2_all.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i libforms-java_1.0.5-2_all.deb

4 Install libjaxp1.2-java

$ sudo apt-get install libjaxp1.2-java

5.Install freemind_0.8.0-1_all.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i freemind_0.8.0-1_all.deb

The plugins also have some dependencies which need to be met

6. Install rhino & libbsf-java

$ sudo apt-get install rhino libbsf-java

7. Install j2re1.4 & libjcalendar-java

$ sudo apt-get install j2re1.4 libjcalendar-java

8. Install libbatik-java_1.5.1-1_all.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i libbatik-java_1.5.1-1_all.deb

Now that dependency problems are out of the way

9. Install the plugins

$ sudo dpkg -i freemind-plugins-help_0.8.0-1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i freemind-plugins-svg_0.8.0-1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i freemind-plugins-time_0.8.0-1_all.deb

That’s it!!!

Enjoy the power of this tool to sort and organize your daily tasks or/and projects.

Take a quick look at what a mind map looks like by viewing the Freemind Help File.

And guess what?

You can also read or import Mind Manager mind maps into Freemind!

Mind Manager is one of the Mind Mapping tools that stands out of the crowd but it does NOT come free of charge.

Note: the versions numbers might change, or if the page is not available go to the FreeMind site and click on the Debian for Linux link under downloads



Fiat 500: a full blown marketing project!!!

March 9, 2007

An interesting approach by Fiat or should I say…real guerrilla marketing at all levels…

I would be very interested in taking a look at the master project plan Fiat set up for all the sub projects involved….

Below is an example of the mind map of that project (click on the picture for a better view):

Fiat 500 Mind Map