[Bf-committers] Blender 2.5x beta status

Mats Holmberg mats.holmberg at 2me.fi
Wed Jul 14 08:09:11 CEST 2010

I'm a mac user, but have never like the .dmg approach. It is probably done with good intentions in mind, but makes a really simple thing (copying a directory) unnecessarily complicated. I'd rather see the most simple solution, accompanied by just as simple an explanation =) I came from Linux to Mac, but the beautiful backgrounds, arrows and symbolic links to the Applications folder didn't help me a bit. Just couldn't understand the install process... why? Because all the fancyness lead me away from what it actually is, i.e. copying a directory.

On 14.7.2010, at 8.42, Benjamin Tolputt wrote:

> 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 :)
> -- 
> Regards,
> Benjamin Tolputt
> Analyst Programmer
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