HuaiDong qiu commented on Jan 29, 2010

Installing Symphony on a USB drive (aka making Symphony a green application)

Thanks for your feedback Durand. There is a side effect if you use relative path for rcp.data property. When you open a document by double click, the "current directory" will be the directory which contains the document, so Symphony will create a workplace inside that directory.

benoit BD durand commented on Dec 31, 2009

Installing Symphony on a USB drive (aka making Symphony a green application)

1)How to force the creation of the user data folder in the Symphony file of the USB key

By following the steps of the above article, the user data is created into the %USERPROFILE%/IBM/Lotus/Symphony1.2/ folder.

Drawback: each time Symphony is launched from the USB key, the previous folder will be created in the user profile of the computer we work on. A better way would be to force the folder creation in the Symphony file of the USB key.

To do so, you must edit the file D:\Software\Symphony\framework\rcp\rcplauncher.properties (where D stands for the USB key), and change:

rcp.data=${env.USERPROFILE}/IBM/Lotus/Symphony1.2/

to

rcp.data=./IBM/Lotus/Symphony1.2/

2)How to avoid the creation of the Symphony shortcuts

By following the steps of the above article, each time Symphony is launched from a USB key, two shortcuts are created:

- One Symphony shortcut on the desktop

- One Symphony shortcut in ‘Program menu’

To avoid this intrusive behaviour, you must open the folder D:\Software\symphony\framework\shared\eclipse\features\com.ibm.productivity.tools.standalone.branding.feature_3.5.0.20090908-0900\win32x86 (where D stands for the USB key), then :

- Edit the file desktoplinksysmphony.properties and comment the file

- Edit the file programgrouplinksymphony.properties and comment the file

Conclusion : by applying these three changes, the behaviour of the Symphony application is not intrusive when launched from a USB key (the user data folder is created on the USB key instead of the user profile of the computer, and the two Symphony shortcuts are not created).