[ANN] Folder Compressor Available For Beta Testing

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Wed Nov 10 17:14:54 CST 2004

Do you get the single bounce and then nothing? If so, it is almost 
certainly a permissions problem. Rev seems to require that the current 
user be the owner of the app, or at least has read/write access to the 

I posted a Terminal script a few days ago to do something like this and 
while it was legitimately criticized as being a security risk, it is 
essential for OS X where apps are really just folders and need to be 
writable. In your case, you can probably just make it so that the 
current user is the owner and that would work fine (use the chown shell 


On 10 Nov 2004, at 4:40 pm, Rob Cozens wrote:

> Hi All,
> There is a beta version of SDB Tools including folder 
> compression/expansion capabilities available at 
> <http:wecode.org/serendipity/serendipity_downloader.htm>.  To test 
> folder compression you will need to download SDB_Tools.rev and 
> Serendipity_Library.rev.  The former is designed for use as a plugin; 
> the later can reside anywhere.
> There is a known problem in this beta: while the individual files & 
> folders that comprise a Mac OS X application bundle appear to 
> decompress correctly, the application fails to launch when 
> double-clicked.  Any help in isolating the problem -- or identifying 
> glitches I haven't caught as yet -- will be greatly appreciated.
> -- 
> Rob Cozens
> CCW, Serendipity Software Company
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
> from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
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