Running ECi Advantage in Linux Mint and Ubuntu

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While not a viable product any longer (as in ECi isn't actively developing it) there are still folks out there running what ECi calls NextGen. Here's how to make it run on an Ubuntu variant client.

November 20, 2016

Here's a quick rundown; there are just a few commands to run.

First, get rid of the openjdk that comes in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

Now add a repo, update the OS, and install java from that repo
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

NextGen needs Arial, which is an MS font, so you also need a:
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

From a command line, run jcontrol to set security level down. NextGen won't run otherwise.

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