How to install XMind in Solus?

Is XMind available for Solus?

Level 1 Asked on January 11, 2017 in General.
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XMind is not there in Solus repository and probably will not reach soon. There is already a package request and its got rejected

But you can easily run it using the prebuilt binary available in the official website.

Download the latest version from

Now unpack the archive using archive manager. Double click on the file named “XMind” in the folder “XMind_amd64”

Its based on java. So be sure to install open jdk via software center before running it.

Level 4 Answered on January 12, 2017.
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XMind is based on Java as said. So install jdk of your choice first

Download package
Extract the package and rename that folder to xmind
Move the folder to /opt/

 sudo mv xmind /opt/xmind

Create soft link /usr/bin/xmind
 sudo ln -sf /opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/XMind /usr/bin/xmind

Download icon for xmind
 sudo wget -O /usr/share/icons/xmind.png

Create link in Applications
 sudo echo -e '[Desktop Entry]\n Version=1.0\n Name=Xmind\n Exec=xmind\n Icon=/usr/share/icons/xmind.png\n Type=Application\n Categories=Office' | sudo tee /usr/share/applications/xmind.desktop

Make xmind.desktop executable
 sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/xmind.desktop

Configure Xmind.ini to solve ecclipse error
 sudo gedit "/opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/XMind.ini"

and copy the below lines and over-write the content of .ini file

Level 1 Answered on January 10, 2018.
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But i will suggest to go with freeplane because it is already in default repository, consume 300-600MB less memory than XMind on Solus OS and it provide more functionality[export to pdf]
If you want to view see .mm file on your android then download Mindjet Maps.

I usually sync all my .mm file to dropbox. You can also use it with zotero if you are interested in research work.

If you want to add addons then go here


Enjoy !!

Level 1 Answered on January 10, 2018.
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chmod +x



Level 1 Answered on September 9, 2018.
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