Start menu shortcuts

Ken Brown
Tue Aug 18 14:46:00 GMT 2009

Is there a policy about which packages are allowed to create start menu 
shortcuts?  Recent discussion about run.exe on the main cygwin list 
makes me think it would be useful for the emacs-X11 package to create a 
shortcut for starting emacs under X.  I would do this by putting the 
following in the postinstall script:

/usr/bin/mkdir -p "$(/usr/bin/cygpath -AP)/Cygwin-X"
/usr/bin/mkshortcut -AP \
     -n Cygwin-X/emacs \
     -w /usr/bin \
     -i /usr/share/emacs/23.1/etc/emacs.ico \
     -a '-p /usr/bin bash -l -c "emacs --display="' \

Is this appropriate or does it violate some guidelines?


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