[racket-dev] 5.3.2 & mac os x

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Jan 19 15:42:24 EST 2013

Thank you for checking.

I think something like that may be useful in a future release, but I
disagree that this is an uncommon way to install applications on the mac.
My experience suggests that it is the most common way to install apps.

Also, Apple says the same thing; see page 16, third paragraph "A manual
install is the ideal install experience for Mac OS X users." here:


(I believe this document is called "legacy" because of the mac app store;
DrRacket cannot yet be distributed that way for technical reasons.)


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Berthold Bäuml <berthold.baeuml at dlr.de>wrote:

> Works and looks good on my MacBook (Mac OS X 10.8.2)!
> The only thing is that it is bit unusual to install/move a folder into
> Applications. E.g., Mathematica installs everything in a package connected
> to the graphical Mathematica binary (starts when double-clicking on the
> icon). All the command line binaries are inside this package then
> (accessible via ordinary file paths). Wouldn't something like that also be
> nice for DrRacket and the rest of the racket installation?
> Berthold
> On 19.01.2013, at 19:35, Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
> wrote:
> > Dear all: we have a new .dmg layout setup for the mac os x version of
> Racket and so if you have time to have a look and see if it looks
> reasonable on your machine and report back here, that would be helpful.
> >
> > Here is a pointer to the current release candidate:
> >
> >    http://pre.racket-lang.org/release/installers
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Robby
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