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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8269387

jpackage --add-launcher should have option to not create shortcuts for additional launchers

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    • Enhancement
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P4
    • 18
    • 16, 17
    • tools
    • b07

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      When --add-launcher is used to augment the primary application with other tools, it isn't always appropriate to make shortcuts for every additional launcher.
      For example, installing a primary GUI application and some command-line utilities that go with it. The command-line tools require command-line options, so launching by shortcut is useless. A similar use case would be if you bundled something like the JDK, including jvisualvm. Jvisualvm could have a shortcut, but the javac tool would not.

      One possible implementation would be to add options like 'win-shortcut', 'win-menu', and 'linux-shortcut' to the properties file used with --add-launcher. Then also allowing --add-launcher to be used when building an installer from an existing app image, where only some properties would apply at that stage.

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              herrick Andy Herrick (Inactive)
              swpalmer Scott Palmer
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