[racket-dev] Racket DMG improvements

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (stephen.degabrielle at acm.org)
Date: Thu Jul 21 11:51:09 EDT 2011

Sorry guys,

I *will* test this(below) tonight.
- It doesn't do the fancy background image (a hidden .folder with a
.png), reposition and resize icons.
- It will suffice to know if Finder responds to applescript  'tell
application "Finder"' commands.
[It does create a alias, which is mostly the same an a softlink.]

If anyone has a nice background image, that will save me making one.
(and a custom folder with the logo if you can do it?)

# used example http://hayne.net/MacDev/Bash/make_alias
# thanks to authors
# Cameron Hayne (macdev at hayne.net), December 2003
# Paul Russell (prussell at sonic.net), May 2006

/usr/bin/osascript > /dev/null <<EOT
tell application "Finder"
   set Src to POSIX file "/Applications" as text
   set Dest to POSIX file
"/Users/spdegabrielle/Documents/Development/make alias test" as text
   make new alias file to Src at folder Dest
end tell

mv Applications "Drag into your Applications folder(here)"


On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> I think that the dmg's size is proportional to the amount of data in
> it not the size it claims to have as a disk so we can probably just
> use 3 (or even maybe one).
> Robby
> On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> 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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