Citrix Client on Ubuntu 10, 64 Bit.

Unfortunately, there is no 64 Bit package for the Citrix client 11. So, it is a smaller challange to install the client using 32 bit libraries. There are a couple of nice tutorials on the net. The one which helped me most was the how to by I can has linux. Basically it describes, that one should download the current 32 Bit Linux client from the Citrix Download Page. After running the basic installation you’ll need to download the Motif 32Bit Libraries, extract its files using ar and copy its libs to /usr/lib32 on your Ubuntu system.

But I still had a few issues installing the client: A symbolic link called was missing in the first place. To fix that, I did the following:

cd /usr/lib32
sudo ln -s

Now, I was able to start the client: /usr/lib/ICAClient/wfcmgr

Trouble connecting via SSL

But when I tried to connect to a SSL Host, the connection broke telling me that To fix this, 2 steps are required. Download the certification files. Now, move the files to /usr/lib/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts or whatever the installation directory of your client installation is.

After that, Citrix client and connecting SSL hosts worked like a charm.

Gedittools – a plug-in for gedit.

Update September 21: The XML Highlighting algorithm has been re-implemented. Therefore, this feature is now much faster than before. Also, it is not triggered automatically. There is a new button in the toolbar to start XML highlighting.

During the past few weeks I extended gedit by several little plug-ins that I needed to have for my daily developer work. Now, I merged all those to one single configurable plug-in called gedittools.

It comes along with the following features:

  • XML highlighting: After hitting the highlighting button in the tool bar, the complete tree inside the file will be highlighted. Depending on depth different colors will be used.
  • Selection highlighting: After a double click on any word, all occurrances of the selected word will be highlighted throughout the whole current document.
  • Search selection count: After a double click on any word, all occurrances of the selected word will be counted and the sum will be displayed in the status bar of the document.
  • Launch meld to compare files: A button is added to the toolbar of gedit to allow launching meld. Therefore a screen will be displayed: It allows selection of a file which will be compared to the current active file in gedit.

The plug-in is configurable: You can choose which plug-in you want to use. To make use of the meld launcher feature, an installation of meld is required. Refer to the README file for details.

Download here

If you want to use the plug-in, feel free to download it at github:

To install from git:

git clone
cp -r mmuell23/gedittools/* ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins

Activate plug-in in gedit preferences and configure it as you wish.

Install from zip File:

You might also download the plug-in as a zip file from github. Hit the “download source” button on the top right of the site.

Extract all files and copy to ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins

Activate plug-in in gedit preferences and configure it as you wish.