FTPing a Rev OSX app
andre at andregarzia.com
Sun Aug 26 11:41:15 CDT 2007
be aware that you may lose information this way. There are hidden files
inside the bundles and also resource forks on the files. You can't guarantee
resource fork integrity when the file is travelling around the net.
I still advise to zip or stuffit the bundle.
On 8/26/07, Richard Miller <wow at together.net> wrote:
> Thanks Andre.
> I ended up transferring each individual piece of the OSX app from the
> server, after creating all the folders that comprise the app in
> advance. Didn't have to compress anything prior to transfer. Takes a
> bit of programming to create each folder and transfer each piece, but
> it works fine. I noticed this is how my ftp program deals with it as
> On Aug 25, 2007, at 5:13 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:
> > Richard,
> > never transfer MacOS files thru ftp without putting them on a safe
> > container. Best way to transfer your application is by using a zip
> > file. Zip
> > the application bundle and use RevZip functions to extract it
> > later. This is
> > actually how Revolution own updater works I think.
> > Andre
> > On 8/25/07, Richard Miller <wow at together.net> wrote:
> >> I'm sure this has been talked about before, but I can't seem to put
> >> my finger on the answer.
> >> I need to download via ftp (via RunRev code) a Mac Rev app off our
> >> remote server (a Mac Mini server) as part of an automatic file
> >> updating process when our Rev application starts up. What's the best
> >> way to do that, given the package structure of OSX apps? Clearly, an
> >> OSX Rev app cannot be treated the same as a Windows Rev exe. I
> >> thought it would be adequate to simply treat the .app as a folder and
> >> go into the Contents folder (when viewing the Package Contents), then
> >> inside the MacOS folder, then update only the actual UNIX executable
> >> file in there, but this doesn't seem to be working.
> >> Thanks for any suggestions.
> >> Richard Miller
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