[kismac] Re: FreeMacWare mentions us!

  • From: Thomas Kollbach <toto@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 18:21:06 +0100

MacOS X knows two types of installers by default.

Drag-n-Drop is for simple, self contained Apps
pkg-based is for more complex apps (what e.g. Adobe should be using if they had any feel for OS X apps - wich they don't)

In my opinion it is a very bad habit for drag-and-drop apps, to install anything in the file system outside of the usual per-app/per- user palces (/Library/Application Support/, ~/Library/Application Support/, etc.). Under no circumstances should a simple drag-n-drop app alter the /System folder contents in any way (that in itself is a quite hackish behaviour, but is necessary here).

Because of that I think a pkg is appropriate.


Am 07.02.2006 um 16:33 schrieb Brian:

On Feb 7, 2006, at 10:19 AM, Erick van Rijk emvr-at-etv.cx |KisMAC list/personal| wrote:

If you do a check I prefer to have the drivers included in the software bundle, you can always copy items out of the bundle into the extensions folder if you have use sudo.
Separate installers always end up missing. I rather have Kismac upon runtime check and ask permission to install drivers if needed.

With special emphasis on "ask permission" -- that's an important point. :)

Count me in favor of the simple .dmg, drag-n-drop installation option, too. Installers are quite overused/abused these days. Very few apps actually require one, and they're not "the OS X way".

 - Brian

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