Yesterday I installed Jaspersoft Studio for the first time in my laptop. I’m using Ubuntu 17.10 as the operating system for my laptop.
I don’t usually work on Jasper Reports. But there was an error in a report on a project that I’m working on that needed to be fixed ASAP.
It was just a little error actually. So I decided to fix it myself. I installed Jaspersoft Studio 6.2.2 in my laptop. Since I’m using Ubuntu, I downloaded the .deb one.
Then I opened up the app. Strangely when I opened my jrxml file, the report design didn’t show up. There was an error message displayed but then it quickly disappeared before I could even read it (but I could quickly take a screenshot of the error message, haha). Moreover, the app itself was running very slowly.
So then I tried to download and install the .tgz one, hoping this time it could work. Still there was no luck. It still had the same problem.
I then googled the issue and, thanks God, finally I came accross this article in jaspersoft community forum. Apparently the problem is the app by default is not compatible with the version of GTK+3 used by Ubuntu. Fortunately the solution is easy. We just need to insert the magic words i.e.
export SWT_GTK3=0 into the script
#!/bin/bash export SWT_GTK3=0 DIR=$(dirname "$0") export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0; "$DIR"/Jaspersoft\ Studio $*
Then execute again the script
runubuntu.sh. Tadaaa….! Finally it works.