How do I save a Workspace such that on startup, it will prompt for a new Workspace owner?
History: In Smalltalk, we used to run "EmUser resetImageOwner" and then save the image. Officially, there is no way to cause this same effect in VAJ (even though we're talking a Smalltalk app). This came straight to me from a meeting we had with VAJ development manager and our account rep around a year ago.
However, our meeting with IBM development yielded some fruit. There is a command-line option that is undocumented and used for NLS purposes as I understand it (this is where they update VAJ to work with non-English languages). A nice side effect of this is that the repository owner is reset. I just tried it with VAJ 3.0 and I thought it didn't work, but then I realized it did!
- Add the "-relocalize" option to your startup icon command line
- Run VAJ with the image you want. Mine sat here and clocked at 100% CPU with no visible windows after the splash screen for a couple of minutes.
- Remove the command line option.
- Start VAJ. When mine started, the workspace owner window popped up!
Note that Kevin points out that three files are necessary if you are setting up a fall-back Workspace:
Kevin also points out that the above strategy assumes that the user falling back to the saved Workspaces installed in the same location on that user's file system.