[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] VASSAL ERROR -- icon import on source compile

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Sat Dec 31 20:24:20 CET 2016

Thus spake trevelyan:
> There is a bug in the current software that prevents VASSAL from being
> run after it is compiled from the command-line. The fix is as follows:
> /src/VASSAL/tools/icon/IconFactory.java
> Replace the references to IMAGE_DIR in this file with ICON_DIR, most
> importantly in the function initVassalIconFamilys(). In its present
> state, VASSAL is searching for icons in the "images/" subfolder rather
> than in the "icons/" subfolder where they are located. A temporary
> workaround is to put the icons subfolder into a JAR: the software
> appears to find the icons by default when they are distributed as part
> of a jar.

One of the purposes of the 'make jar' target in the Makefile is to ensure
that there's a JAR from which to read icons. Use that.

I don't want to add code solely for the case in which someone is running
VASSAL from a dev environment.


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