AW: OT: what are the components of a standard Mac install?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at kestner.de
Tue Feb 3 09:14:17 EST 2009


Thank for the insight, Klaus
Tiemo


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-
> bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von Klaus Major
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. Februar 2009 14:57
> An: How to use Revolution
> Betreff: Re: OT: what are the components of a standard Mac install?
> 
> Hi Tiemo,
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> > coming from the windows world, I am not really aware, what a
> > "standard"
> > setup on a Mac has to do. I know, there are tools like PackageMaker,
> > but I
> > would like to know, what a Mac User usually expects, when he inserts
> > a CD -
> > and what of that PackerMacker would provide and what not. What does a
> > installer like PackageMaker do anything else, than just copying the
> > whole CD
> > on HD? How does a Mac User deinstalls his progs, I havn't seen yet a
> > deinstall of any prog?
> >
> > Perhaps someone could point me to a link to the necessaries of a Mac
> > install
> > /deinstall.
> >
> > Thanks for any hint
> 
> the average Mac user exspects a ZIP file or a DMG file with just the
> application bundle in it,
> then she/he will copy this app into the "Applications" folder all by
> himself :-)
> 
> That's the meaning of an application bundle, which is indeed a folder:
> Everything that is necessary for the app to run, like images, videos,
> audio files etc.
> resides INSIDE of this folder, so it appears just like one (big) file
> to the user.
> 
> Same for "de-installing", she/he will just put the application bundle
> to the trash, that's it.
> 
> If you really have to install lots of files somewhere on the users
> hard-disk or even into the system folder,
> then a dedicated "installer" application might be necessary.
> 
> In that case you should take a look at the Apple Developer tools, that
> also include an installer:
> http://developer.apple.com/mac/
> 
> You will have to create a free account and then you can load the free
> developer tools there.
> Watch out, that's about 1 GB ;-)
> 
> > Tiemo
> 
> Best
> 
> Klaus
> 
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> Klaus Major
> klaus at major-k.de
> http://www.major-k.de
> 
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