Automatically create desktop files under Ubuntu with Eclipse Oomph installer

Automatically create desktop files under Ubuntu with Eclipse Oomph installer

If you are a user of the Eclipse IDE using Ubuntu and you are using the Oomph installer as well, I will show the possibility to automatically create .desktop files. That makes it possible to find the installation with your desktop search tool. I used it for a while and it works under Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10 and now under 18.04.

You can make use of the ResourceCreationTask in Oomph. To get a nicer name for the installation name, that can be found in your Ubuntu, I just added a VariableTask:

Now you can define any name you want in your setup. You can later search for this application name.

Now just add a further ResourceCreationTask:

Just modify the content of this file, as you need it. Now you can search for your application.

Have fun!