A launcher icon isn't automatically installed, so I need to create one myself. I've tried using Unity's "Keep in launcher" option for the icon that is displayed while Redcar is running:
But when I exit Redcar and then click the launcher icon, the icon only flashes and Redcar does not open.
How can I create a working launcher icon?
I tried creating
~/.local/share/applications/redcar.desktop with the following contents:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Version=1.0 Name=Redcar Comment=A programmer's text editor written in Ruby! Icon=/home/ak/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/redcar-0.11/share/icons/redcar-icon-beta.png Exec=/home/ak/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/bin/redcar Categories=Development;IDE;
The file is executable and is shown with the Redcar icon when I browse to
~/.local/share/applications in Nautilus, but nothing happens when I double-click it. Redcar runs fine when I enter
/home/ak/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/bin/redcar in a terminal.