Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Sep 2009 18:34 UTC
Mac OS X There are several things which take quite some getting used to when switching from any platform to the Mac. There are things like the universal menubar, the dock, Expose, and many more. One of the things that often leads to confusion for new users is the installation process for applications. Mozilla developer Alexander Limi talks about the problems Mozilla runs into when it comes to Firefox' installation process on the Mac, and a possible solution. Update: A possible solution?
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RE: Another Option
by limi on Fri 18th Sep 2009 20:20 UTC in reply to "Another Option"
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2009-09-18

Another option available is for the disk to download and mount, but then the disk will copy the application to the desktop manually, where are user can do whatever they please.. I know a few apps that do this.. prevents the whole "running off the disk image" that I see many new users do.


That's indeed what we're considering. Now that I received some comments from people about the solutions available, we'll probably end up doing a so-called "internet-enabled" disk image that unpacks automatically, and add some logic to detect whether you're running from the downloads folder, and offer an option to help if they want us to move Firefox to the Applications folder and add it to the dock.

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