[Bf-committers] Blender 2.5x beta status

Diego B bdiego at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 19:06:36 CEST 2010


As far I can see, the version for OSX was always a .zip file.
So I think the best is do that as usually and if the plataform
mantainer can do a dmg at the same time (and there is no problem with
that), we can put both in the download section.

This discussion is not really about what is best, it's about "user
preferences" and don't have any point to discuss that here (and
please, don't take this bad!, user preferences are always a endless
topics!), the original mail was about "showstopper", so:

Any showstoppers in sight for a new official build ?
Release builders are available end this week too ?


- Diego

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 1:36 PM, W. Scott Meador <ws_meador at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I vote for .dmg for the OSX version. See Firefox for how easy installation can
> be:
> http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.6.6&os=osx〈=en-US
> Different topic - would love to see Blender package its libraries on Linux the
> way it does for OSX. Would make life easier for shared cluster use where
> installing libraries could break other researcher's apps.
> Thanks,
> Scott
> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 09:04:22 -0500
> From: Mike Belanger <mikejamesbelanger at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] Blender 2.5x beta status
> To: bf-blender developers <bf-committers at blender.org>
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> 'If you are a real mac user, you use .dmg images very often,
> since it's the way most apps do it, so why should this be confusing?'
> If your ANY kind of real computer user, you've probably decompressed a .zip
> file before.
> On another note, PackageMaker.app *may* provide an easier installation, as
> it chooses the directory for the user,
> and it might be possible for it to check the environment, ie what version of
> python, for the user.  However, its an extra step for builders, and takes
> quite a while to package blender on my machine.
> 2010/7/14 Luke Frisken <l.frisken at gmail.com>
>> There's really not much point trying to use something as complicated
>> in computer usage terms as blender if one can't cope with the
>> installation how it is now.
>> On 7/14/10, Vilem Novak <pildanovak at post.cz> wrote:
>> > If you are a real mac user, you use .dmg images very often,
>> > since it's the way most apps do it, so why should this be confusing?
>> > I guess I would rather be confused by a zip on mac.
>> > as said, it takes the same amount of clicks.
>> > So, my voice is for .dmg
>> >
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