Installing applications in Linux
Installing an application in a Linux system when the application is not in the distributions repository or the application does not have an installer is usually just to untar the application tarball.
Untaring the application tarball makes the application not available
in the GNOME3 launcher. Adding an application to GNOME3 launcher is just to add
a file to
For example, to add Android Studio just untar Android Studio tarball to a
directory and then add the file
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Android Studio Comment=Deveopment Environment for Android Applications Icon=/home/bjorn/android-studio/bin/studio.png Exec=/home/bjorn/android-studio/bin/studio.sh Terminal=false Categories=Development;IDE
$HOME are not expanded so absolut paths are required.