AW: AW: Installer software

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Fri Dec 9 14:33:54 CET 2016


Interesting discussion here. It is possible to make an 8GB app bundle, 
since the files inside the bundle are still individual files. It isn't a 
good idea to include 8GB of videos in a stack. I wouldn't include all 
8GB of files in one installer, since the installer is basically one big 
stack (which runs completely indepenently of any other files). I would 
put the files in a separate folder on the dmg and write a script that 
copies the files from the folder to the preferred destination. Such a 
script could be started from Installer Maker.

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Op 09-Dec-16 om 10:54 schreef Tiemo Hollmann TB:
> Hi Peter,
> thats interesting. Right now, I pack the 20000 video files (total 8 GB) in
> 10 zip files on DVD and store them when installing in a users choice
> location on HD. I would have never thought it would be a good idea to create
> one big  8GB app bundle. Do you think this would be a good idea? Wouldn't
> this affect the loading time and memory requirement of the app? I always
> thought that if you start an app, the whole bundle is loaded into memory.
>
> Tiemo
>
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> Gesendet: Freitag, 9. Dezember 2016 10:42
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> Betreff: Re: AW: Installer software
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>
>
> On 09/12/2016 08:17, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
>
>> the main reason for me to use installer maker is the feature, to call
>> a program after the installer has finished (which makes a second part
>> of installation, extraction and copying 20000 videos from 10 zip
>> files). I don't know, how I could realize this with the classic "drag
>> and drop from DMG" paradigm.
>
> Hi Tiemo,
>
> Don't forget that .DMG files are already compressed.  I would normally
> recommend simply shipping your 20000 videos as separate files within your
> app bundle.
>
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