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Development => Suggestions for the Arduino Project => Topic started by: jeric_synergy on Nov 19, 2018, 02:17 am

Title: TINY little suggestion: Linux installation
Post by: jeric_synergy on Nov 19, 2018, 02:17 am
On the Linux install page, the line:

"The file is compressed and you have to extract it in a suitable folder, remembering that it will be executed from there."

For a total newbie, the phrase "suitable folder" conveys very little information.  Taking a stab at it  :o , I'm putting the IDE in the PUBLIC folder, but I have no idea if that's the best place for it.

If you could make that more explicit, I'm sure users would benefit.
Title: Re: TINY little suggestion: Linux installation
Post by: westfw on Nov 19, 2018, 09:27 am
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the phrase "suitable folder" conveys very little information.
"Suitable folder" on linux systems (as far as I know), doesn't actually mean very much.
I mean, I have some arduino code I've downloaded on my Mac, and it won't actually work if I try to execute it from the "Downloads" folder, and many Windows setups will get upset if things haven't been installed in standard places by signed installers.  Linux is more like - put it in /usr/bin, put it in /usr/local/bin
put it in ~/bin, put it someplace special that your application manager likes...   "whatever!" (and, alas, the "preferred" location tends to change depending on exactly which distribution and desktop you're using.)