Any suggestion as to what I need to do get SunEntry to run on my Raspberry (jessie) Pi?
I've installed the the java-jdk package....
I did this with VStar awhie back as shown here:
See the following for details of installing Oracle Java SE on the PI:
Basically, install it from a shell with:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-jdk
Oracle Java 7 worked for VStar so should be fine for SunEntry. Old PI distros had IcedTea (free JDK) which wasn't enough.
So then you just need to start SunEntry or any other Java WebStart application via the relevant AAVSO web page (e.g. https://www.aavso.org/sun-entry) or via the application's JNLP file.
This from the kolban on raspberry forum:
I had a look at the page you referenced and there are two links. One is to a .jnlp which won't work on Raspberry ... however there is a second link to download the application itself ...
Follow this recipe:
1. Create a tmp directory in your home directory for working
$ mkdir tmp
2. Change into your temp directory
$ cd tmp
3. Downad the applicati SunEntry.zip
4. Extract the contents of the zip
$ unzip SunEntry.zip
5. Run the program within your GUI desktop
(Click on start menu then "Run" enter
$ java -jar SunEntry/SunEntry.jar