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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So let me see...
by mrhasbean on Sat 19th Sep 2009 00:26 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

There is a VERY simple method of creating a Disk Image that will automount on download, copy the installer package to the same folder the dmg was downloaded to, unmount the dmg, then run an installer - the very same installer that has been on the Mac for eons, yet this is somehow complicated?

The drag and drop installers are an option. They do not have to offer their products like that. I agree that some people new to the Mac don't understand this concept - and frankly it has nothing to do with virtual volumes - it has everything to do with the fact that people are not used to simply copying an application into a folder to install it, because on other platforms it is practically unheard of for anything other than a tinpot utility.

The simplified process is already there - it's just up to Firefox to use it...

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