Starting java app from desktop icon

Nigel Henry cave.dnb at
Mon Nov 13 22:13:50 GMT 2006

On Monday 13 November 2006 22:15, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Monday 13 November 2006 21:48, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > Hi Kevin. Breakage is only on FC2 at the moment, using
> > KDE-3.2.2-14.FC2.legacy Red Hat, and that "work path" option isn't there,
> > but I just fired up Kubuntu on the same machine. Kdebase is
> > 4:3.4.3-0ubunt, and the work path is there. I'd often wondered what this
> > work path line was for. Now I know.
> >
> > Regarding the shell scripts. I've never really known where to put them. I
> > have a couple in KDE's autostart. One for running sfxload and autoloading
> > a soundfont, and the other for running df, and printing out an Xmessage
> > when the the disk is approaching the redline.
> I usually put them in a bin directory in my home dir, i.e. /home/kevin/bin
> > So for example. I could create a directory named "Scripts" in /home/user,
> > then put my script for Breakage, named something like in it,
> > and just access the shell script from the "link to application"  setup,
> > on the desktop context menu.
> Yes, this should work
> > I'll try the shell script method on FC2, for my only Java app.
> Just to avoid misunderstandings: the method kitts described, which
> obviously worked for you as well, is perfectly fine.
> There is no such thing as the "right" solution, even if sometimes a more
> robust or elegant solution might exist. Any thing that works without any
> negative side effects is a correct solution.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

I've just tried the shell script way of starting this Java app on FC2, and it 
works fine. It's nice to know that there is more than one way of achieving 
the same thing.

Thanks again.

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