Linux: don’t like autohiding scrollbars?

If you are a Linux user which has problems with autohiding scrollbars that make it hard to select the last item in a table, tree or text control, you should try to set the environment variable GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING to 0 before launching the application. For SmartGit, open bin/smartgit.sh in a text editor and add the line

export GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING=0

before the last line.

SmartGit 18.2 does not start on (some) Linux systems

If SmartGit 18.2 does not start on your Linux while SmartGit 18.1 worked fine, the reason might be that 18.1 used GTK2 and 18.2 uses GTK3. Use following instructions to let SmartGit 18.2 use GTK2, too:

  1. if the directory ~/.local/share/smartgit exists, please delete it
  2. copy lib/org.eclipse.swt.gtk.linux.x86_64.jar from the SmartGit 18.1 installation to 18.2
  3. in bin/smartgit.sh remove the leading # from the line
    #export SWT_GTK3=0
  4. configure SmartGit to update the installation for new builds (Preferences, page SmartGit Updates, option Update SmartGit application in-place)
  5. ensure, that the installation is up-to-date (About dialog, page Information, click the button right beside the Version input field if enabled)

The tasks 2 and 3 you will need to do after each SmartGit update.

Crash on KDE

If SmartGit, SmartSVN or SmartSynchronize crashes for you on dialogs where (on other platforms) comboboxes are visible, please check whether the oxygen-gtk style is selected. It is reported to be extremely buggy and better should be replaced with either Adwaita or Clearlooks-Phenix:

  1.  Open the System Settings
    KDE: System Settings
  2. Select the Application Appearance
    kde2
  3. On the GTK+ Appearance page select, e.g. Adwaita
    kde3

SWT bug report

Please also check out javaclipse.blogspot.de/2015/06/mars-on-linux.html for alternative hints.