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Changing the Tibco Designer work folder

You can change the default location where Tibco Designer stores it’s user configuration like settings and cache. This may be helpfull since the default location on a Windows machine is your profile folder.

When you are working with products like Tibco XMLCanon all opened projects will be cached in your windows profile (for example: C:\Documents and Settings\someUser\.tibco-dav) which is not always a wanted effect.

Open the designer.tra file (in %TIBCO_HOME%\designer\5.x\bin) and add the line (for examle): D:/TIBCO_WORK

You have to restart Tibco Designer to activate the setting.

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Posted by on 27-08-2010 in Designer, Tibco


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Running Tibco Designer on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Installing the Tibco TRA 5.x software on Ubuntu 10.04 goes smoothly, however when you try to run Tibco Designer you may receive following error:

jan@someHost:/opt/tibco/designer/5.6/bin$ ./designer
./designer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The solution is worked out here by bootstrapping in his blog:
Difference is that we muse use the /usr/lib instead of the /usr/lib32 folder in his example.

cd /tmp
dpkg-deb -x ia32-libs_2.7ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb ia32-libs
sudo cp ia32-libs/usr/lib32/ /usr/lib/
cd /usr/lib
sudo ln -s

Now you are able to run Tibco Designer, but it could be that when opening a project you see a full grey screen with no project explorer, pallettes, canvas, etc.
This has something to do with the fact that Tibco Designer doesn’t like the fancy Ubuntu Visual Effects.
The only solution I’ve found is to make sure the Visual Effects are disabled.


Posted by on 27-08-2010 in Designer, Tibco


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