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Re: RB Company.   -   Rubber Chicken Software Co.
  Disk image utility   -   Terry Ford
   Re: Disk image utility   -   Keith DeLong
    Re: Disk image utility   -   Greg O'Lone
    Re: Disk image utility   -   Terry Ford
    ServerSocket   -   realbasic isticky.net
   Re: Disk image utility   -   Sven E Olsson
   Re: Disk image utility   -   Thom McGrath

Disk image utility
Date: 03.08.09 22:03 (Mon, 3 Aug 2009 14:03:38 -0700)
From: Terry Ford
Hi all,

Many apps for Mac include an alias to the Application folder and
instructions so the user can simply drag the folder to the alias and
then load into that folder. Rb didn't have it for a while but now has
such a beast.

I'm looking for a simple free or real cheap solution as this is
freeware mainly.

Thanks,

Terry

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Re: Disk image utility
Date: 03.08.09 22:23 (Mon, 03 Aug 2009 14:23:30 -0700)
From: Keith DeLong
> Hi all,
>
> Many apps for Mac include an alias to the Application folder and
> instructions so the user can simply drag the folder to the alias and
> then load into that folder. Rb didn't have it for a while but now has
> such a beast.
>
> I'm looking for a simple free or real cheap solution as this is
> freeware mainly.

Terry,
You can include an alias to your Applications folder in the dmg. It will
automatically resolve to the Applications folder on any other OS X Mac.

Creating the dmg can be done with Apple's Disk Utility bit it's super easy
if you have Toast and know the non-obvious steps. I can send you step by
step instructions for Toast if you have use for them.

Keith DeLong


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Re: Disk image utility
Date: 04.08.09 03:56 (Mon, 3 Aug 2009 22:56:21 -0400)
From: Greg O'Lone
Terry,

You might also want to look at FileStorm from MindVision.

Greg O'Lone
Stretched Out Software

On Aug 3, 2009, at 5:43 pm, Terry Ford wrote:

>
> On Aug 3, 2009, at 2:23 PM, Keith DeLong wrote:
>
>> Terry,
>> You can include an alias to your Applications folder in the dmg. It
>> will
>> automatically resolve to the Applications folder on any other OS X
>> Mac.
>>
>> Creating the dmg can be done with Apple's Disk Utility bit it's
>> super easy
>> if you have Toast and know the non-obvious steps. I can send you
>> step by
>> step instructions for Toast if you have use for them.
>
> Thanks for all that responded. I have downloaded Sven's suggested
> utility, DMG Canvas, and it look like exactly what I need at a very
> reasonable price. (About the same as we hope to charge for our own
> app).
>
> Terry
>
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Re: Disk image utility
Date: 03.08.09 22:43 (Mon, 3 Aug 2009 14:43:54 -0700)
From: Terry Ford

On Aug 3, 2009, at 2:23 PM, Keith DeLong wrote:

> Terry,
> You can include an alias to your Applications folder in the dmg. It
> will
> automatically resolve to the Applications folder on any other OS X
> Mac.
>
> Creating the dmg can be done with Apple's Disk Utility bit it's
> super easy
> if you have Toast and know the non-obvious steps. I can send you
> step by
> step instructions for Toast if you have use for them.

Thanks for all that responded. I have downloaded Sven's suggested
utility, DMG Canvas, and it look like exactly what I need at a very
reasonable price. (About the same as we hope to charge for our own app).

Terry

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Re: Disk image utility
Date: 03.08.09 22:16 (Mon, 3 Aug 2009 23:16:36 +0200)
From: Sven E Olsson

On 2009-08-03, at 23:03 , Terry Ford wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Many apps for Mac include an alias to the Application folder and
> instructions so the user can simply drag the folder to the alias and
> then load into that folder. Rb didn't have it for a while but now
> has such a beast.
>
> I'm looking for a simple free or real cheap solution as this is
> freeware mainly.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Terry
>

http://www.araelium.com/home/

It is just drag and drop ..... could not be easier..

Sven E

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Re: Disk image utility
Date: 03.08.09 22:12 (Mon, 3 Aug 2009 17:12:47 -0400)
From: Thom McGrath
I know there is a utility that will do this for you, I think it's
called DropDMG.

Otherwise, there are tutorials online that you can follow. You
basically create a DMG sparse image as a template. Set it up however
you like, including position on screen, toolbars, background, etc. You
then write a shell script that duplicates it, mounts it, copies your
RB build into it, unmounts, converts to compressed, and presto. I have
a script I've written which I run after I build the app with RB that
performs all the work for me, short of uploading to the web server -
and I could even have it do that. Scripting is powerful.

Take a look at DropDMG and <http://digital-sushi.org/entry/how-to-create-a-disk-image-installer-for-apple-mac-os-x/
> (tutorial) and see what route you'd like to take. It's absolutely
doable.