[Pythonmac-SIG] Why Do I Explicitly Need MacPython
Russell E Owen
rowen at cesmail.net
Mon Sep 25 23:01:09 CEST 2006
At 5:05 PM +0200 2006-09-23, Ronald Oussoren wrote:
>...I'm -0 on adding support for DMGs. Using a DMG doesn't buy
>enough over a zip to warrant spending time on it.
I was offering my own time. I've found them helpful for two reasons:
- They can be reliably opened. I used to distribute my app as a zip
archive, but for some reason some of my users tried to use old
versions of Stuffit Expander instead of the built in BOMHelper to
unpack them, resulting in an unusable application. I've had no such
complaints since switching to .dmg files (yet; I suppose some user,
somewhere, has figured out how to mis-open dmg files).
- Convenient for the user: no disk clutter and need to discard the
unpacked package when finished. Just eject.
But Bob already said he doesn't want it, and py2app is his baby, so I
am content to drop it.
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