[gambit-list] Gambit installers

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Mon Jun 25 01:46:27 EDT 2007

On Jun 25, 2007, at 12:09 AM, Marc Feeley wrote:

> Does anyone have experience creating installers for Windows and MacOS
> X?

For Mac OS X the most `mac-like' way to do installation of more than  
a single .app directory is with an installer package - a .pkg, .mpkg,  
or .dist file - which can be created with PackageMaker.app which is  
installed with the Developer Tools at /Developer/Applications/ 
Utilities/PackageMaker.app. Unless you're doing something quite  
involved you can probably get away with a simple .pkg file. When the  
user double-clicks this package it will be launched by Installer.app  
which is on every Mac OS X drive, even if the user hasn't installed  
the developer tools, at /Applications/Utilities. PackageMaker.app is  
pretty straightforward to use and there is pretty good documentation  
linked to in PackageMaker's Help menu.




Raffael Cavallaro, Ph.D.
raffaelcavallaro at mac.com

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