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  • STS 3.0 Mac OS X Installer, Dock/Applications launching

    I have hit this on earlier versions, and each time I upgrade I forget the trick. So I'm posting it here so maybe I find it next time. And maybe any other Mac STS users who forget it can find it here too.

    When you use an STS installer for Mac OS X the default installation location is not usually inside your /Applications. My STS 3.00 defaulted into a ~/springsource directory for example.
    If you then try to use the "STS.app" within the sts-3.0.0-RELEASE folder to launch STS, you get an error:

    An error occurred while trying to open "STS".
    If you move that ~/springsource directory off to /Applications/SpringSource and use the STS.app to launch, it works without error.

    It's possible this occurred when I installed 2.8 on OS X 10.6 and it certainly happened installing 2.9 on OS X 10.7 and 3.00 on 10.7 as well.

  • #2
    Another solution:
    ln -s /opt/springsource/sts-3.0.0.RELEASE/STS.app /Applications/STS.app

    I always install to the /opt dir; maven/spring roo dont really belong in the Applications dir.

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    • #3
      Aaah yes, I like this much more. Thank you !

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