Spark(2.5.8 & 2.6.0-beta) linux on Ubuntu 8.04 with sun-java6-jre

I have installed Spark in both 2.5.8 and 2.6.0 beta versions with both sun-java6 and sun-java5 jre’s and have had no luck as yet with getting the logoff menu item to appear as yet.

This is under ubuntu hardy 8.04, im thinking this is a bug.

I’m seeing this problem as well, on OpenSUSE 11.0 and Fedora 9.

And looking at the source it becomes clear:

if (Spark.isWindows()) {




So it’s intentionally only adding those logout menu entries if it’s on Windows.

Digging a little deeper, it appears that this is because “logging out” is in fact restarting Spark, and in Linux they have no defined command for restarting Spark.

That’s very dodgy…

They shouldn’t need to restart the entire application to logout.

I’d have thought so too, but that’s the fact of it.

I saw posts about this issue since at least april 2007.

I hope it will be solved sooner or later.