[racket-dev] help with our mac os x installer?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Mon Jan 7 10:10:28 EST 2013

Yesterday, Robby Findler wrote:
> Does anyone have expertise or interest to help us figure out how to do a
> better job with the mac os x packaging for Racket?
> It sure would be great if we had an alias to /Applications and a nice "drag
> this there" image on the background of the .dmg like all the other mac
> installers do ....
> The one constraint: the result has to be scriptable. That is, we
> should be able to take some build and run some script to get a .dmg
> with the nice setup.  (Currently we have a script that makes a .dmg,
> but with the ugly setup, as I'm sure you've all seen.)

To clearify, the current script is a bash thing that simply constructs
the directory and packages it up as a DMG.  The new script (using
osascript, IIRC) would run between the two steps, and will arrange for
the mac metadata to have the desired layout.

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