On Monday, May 1st, 2023 at 5:33 PM, Bob Carpenter <hatari@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
A dmg (disk image) file does not help with the quarantine flag. It simply presents the downloaded application in a way that most Mac users expect to see.
I do have other emulators (VirtualC64, vAmiga) that are simply zip files. The user is then responsible for putting the application in the folder they want.
I cannot speak for Hatari Mac users, but a lot of normal Mac users get confused with where to copy their application. That’s why the DMG format with an alias (link) to the Applications folder can be helpful.
For a Linux user, this may seem like too much “hand holding”. However, it can prevent super problems later.
On Mon, May 1, 2023, at 7:00 AM, Thomas Huth wrote:
Am Mon, 01 May 2023 08:01:29 +0000
> Yes - installation. For a macOS user a zip file isn't very helpful.
Why? Is it too cumbersome for a normal macOS user to extract ZIP file??
> A .dmg will pop up a window with files laid out in some nice grid and a
> helpful way of copying the app into the Applications folder. It makes the
> macOS Hatari a "proper macOS app".
Apart from the nice grid, what's the advantage? The creation of the dmg
file looks way more cumbersome than just creating a zip? Does this help to
avoid the problem with the quarantine flag?