I saw an old thread about this (written in 2006) but it didn't seem to help. My efforts below reflect the advice given in that thread:
I suppose the same principles should apply to running all java files. I can successfully run Jreepad from the command line using either of these two methods.
• java -jar ~/.jreepad/Jreepad-1.5.jar
• /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/java -jar ~/.jreepad/Jreepad-1.5.jar &
However if I try to create a launcher (or more preferably a menu item
) then nothing at all seems to happen.