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Automated and official SVN builds
06-09-2010, 01:00 PM
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RE: Automated and official SVN builds
For Windows, people put their applications in C:\Program Files\ and that's it. Linux is the one that has ridiculously crazy standards for where to put an application... /etc/ or /bin or /usr/bin.... And there are many, many more. Saying that anyone can/do put anything anywhere in Windows is no different from saying they can do that with Mac. You don't have to put a .app inside the /Applications directory in Mac for it to work - so the argument that a "proper" packaging for Mac is in DMG with "drag/drop to Applications" implies that the "proper" packaging for Windows is to make an installing executable that installs to C:\Program Files\

BECAUSE this software is only version 0.5, it doesn't need the same attention that version 1.0 would need. 0.5 is just that, half of what should be. Making a full fledged DMG "installer" gives the feeling that the product is finished and should work a majority of the time for a majority of things (when this is clearly not so). Leaving the .app inside a zip gives it the feeling that there are still things that need to be worked on.

I continue to fail to see the point of making a full fledged DMG "installer" but if you want to do it with Linux you'll have to install this:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-hfsplus/

That adds support for the Mac HFS+, as well as DMG containers.
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Automated and official SVN builds - Orphis - 05-20-2010, 04:47 PM
RE: Automated and official SVN builds - TigerC10 - 06-09-2010 01:00 PM

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