Linux install no longer adds start menu items

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odeon
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Linux install no longer adds start menu items

Post by odeon » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:29 pm

Hi,

It appears that the Linux 64-bit installation package no longer adds start menu items (tested on Ubuntu 19.10 with the Cinnamon 4.0 desktop with XML Editor 22.0, build 2020021016). 21.x and earlier versions all added the start menu items for the Editor, Author, Diff, etc, so the problem is new for version 22.0.

The behaviour is the same regardless of the desktop - Gnome and KDE Plasma have the same problem.

Thanks,

/Ari

adrian
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Re: Linux install no longer adds start menu items

Post by adrian » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:06 pm

Hello,

We are aware of this issue in the initial build of v22.0, build 2020021016. The issue is caused by the installer and is triggered by spaces in the installation folder path. Installing to a folder without spaces (e.g. /home/user/OxygenXMLEditor22.0) avoids the issue. This will be resolved in the next maintenance release of v22.0 (by mid March 2020). We will notify this thread when the bugfix becomes available.

As a quick workaround, you could create a symbolic link for each app in $HOME/.local/share/applications/
Here's a small script on a single line you can run directly in the Terminal to create the links for all desktop files.
This assumes you have checked the "Create symbolic links" option during installation so that the .desktop files are created.

First change directory to the Oxygen folder.

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cd "Oxygen XML Editor 22"
for f in *.desktop; do ln -sf "$PWD/$f" "$HOME/.local/share/applications/$f" ; done
Check if the symbolic links have been correctly created:

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ls -al $HOME/.local/share/applications/
Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

odeon
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Re: Linux install no longer adds start menu items

Post by odeon » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:44 pm

Hi Adrian,

Thanks for the update and the script!

Best,

/Ari

odeon
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Re: Linux install no longer adds start menu items

Post by odeon » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:26 am

I can confirm that the new build fixes this. Thanks! :)

/Ari

adrian
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Re: Linux install no longer adds start menu items

Post by adrian » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:53 am

Hi,

Thank you for confirming. I did not get the chance to announce it here, we just released the new maintenance build yesterday.
I'm mentioning it here for anyone else that has encountered this problem.
This issue has been resolved in the latest maintenance build of Oxygen 22.0, 2020030607 (released on March 11th).
You can download it from our web site:
http://www.oxygenxml.com/download.html

The list of bug-fixes can be found here:
http://www.oxygenxml.com/build_history.html#2020030607

You can follow the release/build RSS feed here:
http://www.oxygenxml.com/rssBuildID.xml

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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