[racket-dev] 5.3.2 & mac os x

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun Jan 20 10:13:56 EST 2013

Another relevant point here is that we *did* have a package
distribution in the past (IIRC, two packages and an mpkg that lumps
them).  I think that the general recommendation was that it should be
used only if there's some need for scripts that run after installation
or something like that -- and that if it's possible to avoid it, then
it should be just a drag-and-drop kind of thing.

Yesterday, Robby Findler wrote:
> 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:
> http://developer.apple.com/legacy/mac/library/documentation/DeveloperTools/
> Conceptual/SoftwareDistribution4/SoftwareDistribution4.pdf
> (I believe this document is called "legacy" because of the mac app
> store; DrRacket cannot yet be distributed that way for technical
> reasons.)

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