[Macgpg-users] 1.4.7 packages for OS X
Ryan R. LaMothe
ryan.lamothe at quantumworx.com
Wed Mar 7 19:09:03 CET 2007
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Thank you for your reply. Although not all .app bundles are Cocoa
apps, Eclipse is a good example.
How difficult would be it be to package this application as a .app
bundle instead of all over the filesystem like the typical Unix
application (which makes installing/uninstalling/upgrading a pita)?
On Mar 7, 2007, at 12:50 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
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>> Why isn't this application packaged like normal OS X apps in an
>> application bundle? Why the Unix(Linux) bundling and installing?
> Usually, these "normal" OS X apps are Cocoa apps. If it has a
> nifty-keen GUI on it, odds are good that it's a Cocoa app and is
> thus packaged as a .app. But otherwise, odds are good that it's a
> regular UNIX utility and will be packaged like a regular UNIX utility.
> For instance, the Apple Developer Tools are packaged both
> like .apps and like regular UNIX utilities. XCode is a Cocoa apps,
> and as such, it's packaged as a .app. But Apple's C compiler is a
> regular UNIX utility, and as such, it's packaged as /usr/bin/gcc.
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