Run App from DMG?

Paul Looney support at ahsomme.com
Sat Dec 19 00:37:07 EST 2009


Scott,
I don't know about running an app from a DMG but I regularly use them  
for data I read AND write. So it should work for your purposes.
Paul Looney

On Dec 18, 2009, at 8:08 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Hi List:
>
> Is it reasonable to have users run an app from a DMG volume on OS  
> X, as
> opposed to copying the app to their drive?
>
> I have a colleague who wants to distribute an app in an easily  
> launched
> compressed format.  On Windows one can create a self-expanding ZIP  
> that,
> when double-clicked, automatically decompresses and launches the  
> contained
> EXE.  I'm wondering if a DMG file could serve the same purpose on  
> OS X.  I
> assume the DMG volume is not writable, but I don't think it matters  
> in this
> case since the files are a bunch of media (Flash movies, PDF, etc).
>
> Thanks for any advice here.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
>
>
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