This is pretty easy for an experienced java programmer.
I need a java function that will be able to create a desktop shortcut on the following operating system distributions: Windows (all versions above 3.1), ( Mac OS X is preferred but NOT NECESSARY). The function should detect the operating system correctly. And creates a shortcut on that specific platform.
The desktop shortcut solution must not have a "hard-coded" location because it will be used in an installation program. As such, the file that the program will create the shortcut to will vary.
It must be able to launch java a program that is a jar file and pass application parms.
Your can use up to version 1.4.2. It must be well documented and tested. It should follow all jdk standards and conventions.
You'll need to complete the shortcut for Windows XP first and deliver it to me. Then complete the remaining versions of windows...
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Windows (and possibly Mac OS X )