Deploying the Application

This section covers several methods of integrating custom applications with the user’s desktop; a very simple method of getting the application onto the user’s desktop workspace has already been covered (in the last part of Chapter 6, “Order Entry Abstract and Design). That method will not be covered here, but you might want to review it if you haven’t already. The methods covered here will focus on the Linux version of the ubiquitous “Start Bar,” specifically the GNOME Start Bar.

As you read this section, keep in mind that all this takes place on Red Hat version 6.2 with the GNOME desktop selected as the default. (At the time this is being written, that is the leading distribution and its default setup. So it is assumed ...

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