Run App from DMG?

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at
Sat Dec 19 10:16:30 EST 2009

Yes. It is perfectly fine to run from a DMG although it would be a 2 step process. 1. Double-click the DMG file to open it and 2. Double-click the application icon. It will be read-only.

Your users will be left with the open DMG image which looks like a drive volume that they will have to "Eject" when they are done.


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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