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[protege-discussion] Changing Protege to use Mozilla/Firefox instead of Netscape on Linux/Unix?

Tania Tudorache tudorache at stanford.edu
Thu Jan 25 10:53:52 PST 2007


Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the suggestion. I have added an enhancement request:

http://smi-protege.stanford.edu/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=349

Tania

Daniel Holbert wrote:
> Would it be possible to make a one-line change to the Protege source, 
> to switch the default browser command for unix/linux from "netscape" 
> to "mozilla"?  My impression is that very few people have Netscape 
> these days, whereas every modern Unix / Linux systems has either 
> Mozilla or Firefox preinstalled.
>
> This just requires a small change at line 498 of 
> edu.stanford.smi.protege.util.BrowserLauncher.java:
> from
>                  browser = "netscape";
> to
>                  browser = "mozilla";
>
> For any users that have Firefox but not the classic Mozilla browser, 
> I'm pretty sure the command "mozilla" should still work -- it just 
> launches firefox, using a symbolic link. (it does on my Ubuntu Linux 
> system, at least)
>
> (I know that it's possible to hard-code my favorite browser into my 
> protege.properties file -- it just seems like the default should be 
> the browser that the most users have installed.)
>
> Thanks!
> ~Daniel
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