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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <orwittm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [RELEASE][3.4.1]: potential release blocker
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 05:46:11 GMT
Hi,

On 02.08.2012 16:44, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> imacat found a problem with the base application icon on windows.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I can verify this issue with the latest version based on r1367911
when I
>>>>>>> do a clean fresh installation, no upgrade. If you run an upgrade
>>>>>>> installation you don't see this problem and the icon is ok.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You have the answer to the question I asked imacat just now.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> BTW - did you notice that the Draw icon was also missing in her screenshot?
>>>>>
>>>>> no, I haven't noticed this, I was focused on the base icon ;-)
>>>>
>>>> and I know why I haven't noticed it, I have checked it again on my
>>>> Windows machine and the only icon that is missing is that from Base ;-)
>>>>
>>>> I hate such problems...
>>>
>>> I am still have no real idea what going wrong and I am rebuilding
>>> currently the same version to ensure that it is no build problem (but I
>>> hope it is :-)).
>>>
>>> As I mentioned earlier when you watch the properties, you will see the
>>> correct icon. When you now click on change icon and double click the
>>> icon (which is the only available icon in sbase.exe) and apply the
>>> change everything is ok in the Start Menu.
>>>
>>> Even a restart of windows after the installation won't help.
>>>
>>> I am no expert but I would guess that the icon in the Start Menu is
>>> extracted from the exe where it seems to be ok.
>>
>>      Thanks, J├╝rgen.  I think this issue is serious in that:  It drew my
>> attention not from the inside of the start menu, but from the recent
>> applications shortcuts of the start menu.  See the attached picture.
>> Windows 7 puts the first shortcut of the most recent installed
>> application, at the recent application shortcuts of the start menu.  It
>> is very large and obvious when user wants to run anything in Windows 7.
>>
>>      A detaled explanation of my case: I first upgraded from 3.4.0 to
>> 3.4.1, and found this problem (alone with Draw).  Then I removed the
>> previous version and did a clean install, and this problem still exists
>> (alone with Draw).
>>
>>      I layed the icons a bit.  It seems that the Base shortcut only have
>> problem when the icon is read from sbase.exe.  The shortcut icon of
>> Base.lnk is fine if it is from scalc.exe, sdraw.exe or anything else.
>> The same goes for Draw.lnk:  It only has problem when points to
>> sdraw.exe, but not the others (sbase.exe, smath.exe, etc.)  Any other
>> shortcuts (even those created by hand) work fine for both sbase.exe and
>> sdraw.exe.
>>
>>      So I suppose the problem lies in the shortcut files Base.lnk and
>> Draw.lnk.  How do we create these two files?  Shall we create them again?
>>
>
> I did the following:
> - Window7 Professional, OOo 3.3 installed.
> --> install AOO 3.4.1, r1367911
> --> icons are visible
>
> - Window7 Home Premium in VM, clean installation.
> --> install AOO 3.4.1, r1367911
> --> icons are visible
>
> Thus, I can not reproduce the "missing icon" defect in the above scenarios.
>
> I will perform the following use case:
> - Windows7 Home Premium in VM, clean installation.
> - install AOO 3.4
> --> install AOO 3.4.1, r1367911
>

Also, in this scenario the icons are visible after the installation of AOO 
3.4.1, r1367911. There was no need to clear the Windows icon cache.

Best regards, Oliver.

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