Creating icons for standalone applications
September 16, 2009 10:44AM
Hi

Does anyone know how to create icons for standalone applications like the download versions of eclipse, Vuze and HJsplit?

Most of these programs tend to be java executable *.jar files. Because the my install of elive is really sensitive, I'ld rather not play around too much with the debian repos expecially when I know there are stand alone version of some of the software on there.
For instance the vuze in the elive repo is too old, but I'm too scared to install the update on the debian repo plus it doesn't always work properly anyways, I downloaded the linux version at the vuze site. Unfortunately its a stand alone and is also java based so creating icons by opening running the script file keeps pointing to the SWT desktop. However I can't figure out how to change the desktop file the icon should be loading.

I would like to do the same for the executable .jar version of HJsplit because its less complicated than trying to install it.

thanks
Re: Creating icons for standalone applications
September 19, 2009 12:50AM
To create a new item go to Settings>Settings Panel > Apps > New application. Make sure you type in the entire path of the .jar's location to be safe. Click on the empty icon box to browse for the icon you like, there are some I think in /usr/share. But for the lazy one like me, I copy it from some other app that I don't use. And there are tools to make your own icons like GIMP. Hope this helps. If you need more help, open up xchat on your iBar to get on the elive channel for online help.