[Bf-committers] Blender 2.5x beta status

Benjamin Tolputt btolputt at internode.on.net
Wed Jul 14 07:42:35 CEST 2010

Mats Holmberg wrote:
> Sadly many people still think of "installation" as being something mythical, even a bit frightening, no matter what the platform is. If we can counter that, great. +1 for an uncomplicated .zip approach!

And on some platforms for some applications it is (mythical and
frightening). However, Blender doesn't need to install DRM drivers, has
it's own copy of Python tucked neatly away inside, and is installed by a
simple drag & drop operation on the Mac (on the Windows as well, but
we're not talking about that here).

In fact, a good majority of the DMG installations I've had for Mac OSX
involve a window showing the application icon, the Applications
directory icon, and an arrow showing you to drag the former onto the
latter. It is simply the way things are done now on Mac OSX :)

And this from a guy who isn't terribly fond of Apple :)


Benjamin Tolputt
Analyst Programmer

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