Creates shortcuts to applications or resources on the desktop, or in the menu system, of the operating system GUI. Currently supports the following operating systems.
Unix and Unix-based operating systems (like Linux), which use the X11 GUI-System and FreeDesktop.org-based shortcut handling (such as the KDE and Gnome desktop environments).
On unsupported systems, such as Mac OS X, the installers displays a variant UI that informs the user about the intended targets of your shortcuts and allows the user to save this information to a text file (see notSupported).
Add the Shortcut Panel to your installer by adding a <panel> tag with the name ShortcutPanel to the <panels> element:
The Shortcut Panel executes its configuration immediately after the user performs the Next action, so is often placed after the Install Panel. To make IzPack display the Shortcut Panel before the Install Panel, but not actually create the shortcuts until after file installation, use in conjunction with the option <lateShortcutInstall/>.
In this example, Unix installations would use the configuration defined in unix_shortcut_specification.xml, and Windows installations would fall back on the default configuration defined in default_shortcut_spec.xml.
Shortcut names, descriptions can be localized by defining alternative XML spec files using the ISO3 country code as a suffix to the resource ID. Even some paths can be different when an OS is localized (e.g. My Documents becomes Mes Documents on Windows in French).