Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

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vijayasri.t
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Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

Post by vijayasri.t »

Hello,

On macOS Catalina, I have Open Webstart 1.1.8 installed. Upon launching my app’s jnlp, it created the app link under Applications. However, nothing happened when I clicked on it. Every time, it required me to launch the application from Jnlp file directly.

Upon checking further, found that the OpenWebStart install path is incorrect in start.sh script. I edited manually and am now able to launch my application fine.
/Applications/<MyApplicationName>.app/Contents/MacOS/start.sh
#!/bin/sh
open -a "/Applications/OpenWebStart javaws.app" “<MyApplicationJNLPFilePath>”

Is this a bug?

Thanks,
Vijayasri

Hendrik Ebbers
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Re: Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

Post by Hendrik Ebbers »

Hi,

we know that 1.1.8 still has some problems with native support (like shortcuts) on MacOs. We are working on this issues and plan to provide more functionality in 1.2.0.

vijayasri.t
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Re: Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

Post by vijayasri.t »

Thanks! This helps.
We are advising our customers wanting to move away from Oracle Java to use AdoptOpenJDK and OpenWebStart for our application.
What is the tentative timeline for 1.2.0 looking like? Business users in my case tend to use the app desktop shortcut all the time, we'll recommend the workaround until then.

Stephan Classen
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Re: Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

Post by Stephan Classen »

Early August so about 2 weeks from now

Hendrik Ebbers
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Re: Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

Post by Hendrik Ebbers »

Fixes are in the master (see https://github.com/karakun/OpenWebStart/pull/295/files) and will be part of 1.2.0. We plan to release it on 18.08.2020 in combination with our free OpenWebStart webinar: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=125

vijayasri.t
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Re: Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

Post by vijayasri.t »

Thanks again!

Jamila Mahler
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Re: Application shortcut on macOS doesn't work

Post by Jamila Mahler »

1.2.0 has been released and you can try again.

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