[Adium-devl] Let's abandon disk images
prh at boredzo.org
Thu Mar 29 22:18:04 UTC 2007
They're great for those of us who have a clue, but that's not Adium's
userbase. Adium's users are non-technical people, and it's becoming
clear to me from feedback emails that some people just don't get disk
images. There's no long-term way around that except to drop them.
I propose that from 1.1 forward, we do all releases in tbz format.
It simplifies the user experience:
⁃ No more alias to the Applications folder.
⁃ No more "Drag this here and then drag this other thing here and
then drag this third thing here".
It downloads and opens up into a nice little folder. I can't see how
anybody could be confused by the tbz process.
It simplifies our own release process:
xcodebuild -configuration Deployment
&& mkdir "Adium $VERSION"
&& mv ../build/Deployment/Adium.app "Adium $VERSION"
&& ln ../ReadMe.txt ../LICENSE.txt "Adium $VERSION"
&& tar cjf "Adium-$VERSION.tbz" "Adium $VERSION"
No making aliases. No AppleScripts. No getting every icon and label
in Just The Right Place. A simple five-line shell script and we're
\ Peter Hosey / prh at boredzo.org
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