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[6]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by unoengborg on Sat 19th Sep 2009 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by sonic2000gr"
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What you're not pointing out is that it's a huge pain in the ass to distribute proprietary software in Linux compared to Windows or OSX. You shouldn't have to make your own repository to distribute a single application, but even if you do there are still distro differences to account for.



I don't have to point that out, because this article is not about Linux but about OSX. In OSX Apple have full control of what libraries they use. So applying the Linux repository model in an OSX setting would actually work much better than in Linux.

BTW, whats wrong with creating your own repository? It's an excelent way to provide your users with updates and bug fixes to your application.

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