[Pythonmac-SIG] StuffIt 10 can corrupt applications packaged with py2app
nad at acm.org
Wed Apr 25 21:05:48 CEST 2007
In article <462F8858.4 at noaa.gov>,
Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> If a *.dmg is a better bet, then:
> 1) is there a point-and-click and/or drag-and-drop way to create *.dmgs?
Lots of ways. In 10.4 at least, move the files to be distributed into a
folder with the name of the volume to be created, launch Disk Utility
(/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app), then drop the folder onto
the Disk Utility icon in the dock. A "New Image From Folder" file
dialog will appear with the correct name and with "compressed" selected
as the default Image Format.
Or from a shell command line:
hdiutil create -srcfolder /path/to/folder /path/to/new_image.dmg
> 2) I don't think that *.dmgs are compressed, is it good practice to
> compress the resulting *.dmg (*.dmg.zip)
The contents of images can be and are compressed by these methods. See
the hdiutil man page for more gory details.
> Ideally, I'd like to get a "Make Disk Image" option when I right click
> in Finder, just like current "Create Archive" option. Does anyone know
> how to add an item to that menu?
Again in 10.4, a very simple way is to create a two-step Automator
workflow using the Get Specified Finder Items action and the Create Disk
Image From Files action (available here):
Then Save As Plug-in... for Finder and the new workflow should show up
in the Finder's right click menu under the Automator submenu.
nad at acm.org
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