While configuring all my favourite development and office tools, I encountered the problem with RSSOwl, which I started to use a few months ago when it turned out that Google Reader leaks my confidential feeds.
The problem was that Just whenever I clicked on any feed, instead of list of news for this feed I was getting nothing, but the following error in the log:
RSSOwl is really a great RSS reader tool, so I did not want to give up quickly.
No more handles (java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no swt-mozilla-gtk-3349 or
swt-mozilla-gtk in swt.library.path, java.library.path or the jar file)
It turned out that Ubuntu 8.04 out of the box + new shiny FireFox 3 + RSSOwl 2 (which bases on Eclipse) do not want to cooperate with some nudging.
The solution was simple in my case and was to install additional XULRunner support for gnome with:
and it did the trick. I found the original hint on this blog.
sudo apt-get install xulrunner-gnome-support
I decided to write this post, as there is very few hits in the web on this subject, for some people RSSOwl does not necessarily equals Eclipse and finally with recent Firefox 3 launch and millions of downloads this problem will probably affect many more people.
P.S. Probably some of you did not know that Vista finally introduced the concept of symbolic links to its file system. Now you can have real symlinks to files and directories, although there are as always some crazy features and limitation of this stuff. You can think why then I had to analyse this problem on Unix/Linux. The answer is simple: SVN compiled for Windows does not support yet symbolic links regardless of the version of OS.