[izpack-devel] Re : "All users" shortcuts under Linux

Loic lbndev at yahoo.fr
Wed Aug 22 15:37:15 CEST 2007

Marc & Vladimir,

From your mails I understood that there was a "createForAll" shortcutspec attribute that should be set to "true" in order to have a shortcut created for all users (if, of course, shortcut creation for all users is also selected at install time). That was the lack in my shortcutspecs.

I hadn't found the createForAll attribute in the docu and missed it (I just ran a "grep" on my whole izpack 3.10.2 docu dir : the only place where createForAll is found is in the javadoc, and I had only read the "user" xhtml doc).

It seems that I still have the problem with shortcuts on the (common) desktop, but at least now I get those in the menu. I will do some more testing and if I need to patch something I'll let you know.

Sorry for disturbing you.

Julien : I remember that the documentation effort was paused until you finished its refactoring to a new format. Is the new documentation format ready yet ? Can I update a file somewhere in the svn with some information about "createForAll" in the shortcutspec so that other people having the same problem will find the solution easier ?

Thanks all,


----- Message d'origine ----
De : Vladimir Ralev <vralev at redhat.com>
À : izpack-devel at lists.berlios.de
Envoyé le : Dimanche, 19 Août 2007, 20h50mn 35s
Objet : Re: [izpack-devel] "All users" shortcuts under Linux

Hi guys, sorry for the delay. I recently updated the unix shortcuts code 
to do XDG menus. It works fine for me. Loic, can you post the shortcut 
specs here? Make sure your shortcuts have createForAll="true".

Marc Eppelmann написа:
> Hi Loïc, 
> Thank you for your hint.
> The lack of the IzPack Shortcuts with Gnome ar more or less well known - but 
> not analyzed nor fixed.
> There are/is no dedicated IzPack-Part-Maintainer for the Shortcuts, to my 
> knowledge. I initially wrote a part of the Linux Code. But unfortunately I 
> havn't just so much time to fix the issue. But if you provides applicable 
> patches which solves the problem, in uniform diff format, I will commit these 
> after review. 
> Cheers
> Marc
> Am Freitag, 17. August 2007 schrieb Loic:
>> Hello,
>> I encountered a problem with shortcuts under Gnome (Linux - CentOS 4.3),
>> using a recent izPack (self-compiled SVN aged maybe a month). Here is the
>> scenario : - open a X session as root
>>   - install a izPack-generated-installer and ask for "create shortcuts for
>> all users" - check the menu for the root user. Shortcuts are there. Same on
>> the desktop : the shortcuts are fine. - log out and log back in as a
>> regular user (other than root)
>>   - the shortcuts aren't there ! Nothing on the desktop, nothing on the
>> menu...
>> If I uninstall the application (as root) and install it as the regular
>> user, the shortcuts are properly created and displayed in his menu (but not
>> in other users menu, which is correct as this user isn't root), so the
>> problem lies only in global visibility of the shortcuts created as root for
>> all users.
>> Moreover I noted that to have the (gnome) menu properly refreshed it is
>> necessary to have gnome-panel killed. I fixed that using a ProcessPanel,
>> but it's not all that elegant.
>> Are these known issues ? Is there a dedicated maintainer for this part of
>> IzPack ? If not, I will look into it and submit patches if necessary
>> (unless the problem is in fact that I am unable to use izPack properly, of
>> course ;-D  ).
>> Thanks,
>> Loïc
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