Tutorials or instructions on delivering MacOSX apps...
alex at mindlube.com
Mon Feb 9 16:38:29 CST 2004
On Feb 9, 2004, at 3:24 PM, Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> Given that, I still have one problem with an OS X distribution which
> hopefully some guru on the list will be able to answer :-) (Alex - are
> you listening?)
Sorry, there is only one guru on this list: Sivakatirswami
> I know this can be done as I have downloaded disk images with a
> background picture, so does anyone know how?
I suspect there is some caching going on with the Finder's metadata.
You have to trick the Finder into syncing the metadata to disk. See
3.7 Making Images With Background Pictures
When making an image from a folder, DropDMG copies to the image the
background pictures and view options of all the contained folders. It
does not copy this information for the top-level folder because Apple
does not provide a way to do this. If the top-level background picture
and view settings on the image are important to you, you can set them
1. Drag the folder onto DropDMG and create a read-write image.
2. Mount the image in the Finder.
3. Set the background picture on the mounted image. Make sure the
picture file you select is saved somewhere on the disk image. Set the
view options and arrange the icons the way you want them.
4. Sometimes the Finder doesn’t save changes to the view options.
It may help to create and delete an empty folder on the image.
5. Unmount the image in the Finder using the Eject command in the
6. Drag the .dmg file onto DropDMG and convert it to read-only or a
Alex Rice | Mindlube Software | http://mindlube.com
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