Opened 16 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#217 closed task (fixed)

use of xxmlink to create shortcuts

Reported by: assefa Owned by: Jeff McKenna
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: OSGeo4W Keywords:


There is a windows binaries available from Pixelab sales <sales@…> called xxmlink.exe that can be used fro creating shortcuts. The permission to use it in this project has been granted. Here is an e-mail from Kan Yabumoto - Pixelab sales <sales@…> :

"Thank you for contacting us for the use of XXMKLINK. I just looked at your OSGeo4W page on Wikipedia.

Let this Email authorize OSGeo to include our XXMKLINK.EXE program in the OSGeo Binary Distribution and related installer packages.

We charge a nominal license fee for commercial applications on a case-by-case basis. In this particular case, we would like to give you permission to use XXMKLINK free of charge because your usage is for an open source project.

We will be most appreciative if you give us credit for XXMKLINK in whatever context it fits.

With regards, Kan Yabumoto"

Tasks regarding this:

  • add the xxmlink.exe in the base msvcrt package (the latest release)
  • use it with apache installation
  • add appropriate credit for the use of xxmlink.exe

Change History (5)

comment:1 by assefa, 16 years ago

Component: GeneralOSGeo4W
Owner: changed from tmitchell to warmerdam

comment:2 by assefa, 16 years ago

Owner: changed from warmerdam to Jeff McKenna

msvcrt-1.0.0-4.tar.bz2 and msvcrt-1.0.0-3.tar.bz2 contain the xxmklink.exe

Some notes on usage:

REM Create a folder in profiles called osgeo4w if it does not exist mkdir "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\start menu\Programs\OSGeo4W" REM "%userprofile%\ REM Create a folder Apache mkdir "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\start menu\Programs\OSGeo4W\Apache" REM Create shotrcuts for apache xxmklink "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\start menu\Programs\OSGeo4W\Apache\OSGEO4W-Apache-Install.lnk" %OSGEO4W_ROOT%\Apache\bin\httpd.exe " -k install -n \"Apache OSGEO4W Web Server\"" REM add all other shortcuts

reassign to Jeff.

Please leave this bug open until we add somewhere a credit note.

comment:3 by warmerdam, 16 years ago


I've been waiting for the xxmlink stuff for several weeks, and I just discovered that you added it to the *existing* msvcrt packages, instead of producing a new version (1.0.0-5) with it added.

It is imperative that you always increment the packaging number when uploading a new version of stuff with *any change at all* or we get what I ran into which is that I had what appeared to the system to be the latest msvcrt package, but lacked stuff you reported was in it.

I have copied msvcrt-1.0.0-4.tar.bz2 to msvcrt-1.0.0-5.tar.bz2 which I think will trigger a new download for folks and installation of the version with the xxmlink executable. I'll look into updating some of my packages to use it - most notably OpenEV.

comment:4 by assefa, 16 years ago

It was I think the first package I updated in osgeo4w and did not realize at the time that I needed to increment the packages. I did also update the wiki page with (the post install section) with notes about xxmlink usage.

comment:5 by maphew, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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