[racket-dev] Racket DMG improvements

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Jul 19 17:23:20 EDT 2011

Two days ago, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 7:25 AM, Jakub Piotr Cłapa <jpc-ml at zenburn.net> wrote:
> > [1]:
> > http://stackoverflow.com/questions/96882/how-do-i-create-a-nice-looking-dmg-for-mac-os-x-using-command-line-tools
> Mecki's answer here sounds just perfect for us, since we only really
> need one (or three, I suppose).

IIUC, there are problems with the size -- IIUC, it won't grow which
means that it'll be bigger than needed, which also means that we need
a template DMG for each distribution kind which is 9 DMGs at the
moment ({PPC,Intel,x86_64} and three for each -- textual, normal,
full), and these DMGs need to live somewhere out of the repository.

The AppleScript thing looks more robust, but I'm not sure if it can
work when I'l not logged into the machine properly.  It's sshing to
the packaging machine, which means that I don't have the Finder thing
running.  Anyone knows if this is a problem?

Two days ago, Robby Findler wrote:
> FWIW, I believe we build these things on a mac, so figuring out how to
> do that under linux is not necessary (for us).

Yes.  I wouldn't rely on some emulation driver with these things...

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