Ports applications are not shown to Mac Application menu

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at pixilla.com
Sat Aug 21 16:16:11 PDT 2010

On Aug 21, 2010, at 3:28 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Aug 20, 2010, at 14:16, C. Santos wrote:
>> I suppose that the same idea would be applied to claws-mail but I  
>> don't feel comfortable to give it a try myself, I mean, to create a  
>> patch.
> It looks like for claws-mail it's not so straightforward because  
> when you run claws-mail from the command line, it does not put an  
> icon in the dock. It's not an Aqua application at all, in fact; it's  
> an X11 application. So creating a double-clickable icon for it is  
> not as simple as it was for bzflag (that I know of).
> For X11 apps though you can put a shortcut into the Applications  
> menu inside the X11 application. Once you open X11.app, choose  
> Customize from the Applications menu in the menu bar to add  
> additional programs, like claws-mail, to that menu.

I created one that is working on my system. Just for fun I used the  
our makeicns program to create a nice icon.

I can contribute the diff to the claws-mail port OR we could create  
claws-mail-launcher kinda like mysql5-server where all it does is  
build the launcher app.

Ryan: What do you think?

// Brad

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