GOWrite 2 needs Java runtime environment (JRE, version 1.7or later), to be present.
GOWrite 2 linux installation has been tested in current openSuSe tumbleweed, and periodically using other RPM-based distributions. Currently GOWrite is tested using JRE 1.7 version.
I have got reports that GOwrite2 rpm installs fine to ubuntu (using normal ubuntu RPM handling).
Sun offers free Java runtime for Linux.
You can download it here: Java runtime.
Please installing Java runtime using instructions in these pages.
You may start GOWrite from command line by command "gowrite" or "gowrite2". Alternatively you may create icon for starting it. Icon creation is not documented here, as it varies amoung Linux systems significantly.
gowrite is basic script for starting GOWrite 2. gowrite2 is more advanced script. It uses same JRE virtual machine for all files and thus offers faster file opening.
GOwrite 3.0 installation scripts create SGF mime type and assosiates GOWrite with SGF files.
After this installation you may optionally want to install GOWrite 2 for desktop or browser.
GOWrite 2 can be added as helpper application in Linux for browser.
Associate GOWrite with