[kepler-dev] [Bug 3144] - add link in OSX Applications folder

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Fri Apr 11 15:04:31 PDT 2008


------- Comment #6 from mcphillips at ecoinformatics.org  2008-04-11 15:04 -------
Dan's suggestion that the folder structure in the OS X installation mimic the
development version checked out of CVS brings up an interesting point.  Who are
we making the installer for?

>From a non-developer's point of view I think an installer that creates a
Kepler.app bundle directly under /Applications, with most stuff hidden inside,
would be ideal.  But then to make it easy to find demos and docs, we probably
need an /Applications/Kepler folder containing just the demos and docs folders,
anyway, and then we need to make it easy to find the readme and license files
etc either directly in /Applications/Kepler or in the docs subfolder. At least
this way all the other files, folders, and details would be hidden when users
go looking for things they actually need. 

However, if we expect users to be developers who use their installed 1.0
release to actually develop new, Java-based actors with, then it's a whole
different story.  Is this indeed what we're doing?  Or would it be better for
developers to check out 1.0 from cvs using a tag and not use the installer for
this at all?

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