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Tags: os-x Mac packaging installer install-wizard s.sudre.free.fr
Clipped on: 2015-07-06

File Size:4.8 MB
Requires:Mac OS X v10.5 or later
Packages Software Development Kit

The Packages SDK will provide you with information regarding the Packages document format. It will help you create and add your own project and license templates. If you want to develop and add your own installation requirements or bundle locators editors, the SDK will provide you with documentation, sample code and projects.

Available when ready

Packages Source Code

Packages is distributed under a BSD License. Packages source code will be available under a BSD license and provided as Xcode projects. Links to open source projects used by Packages will be provided in the archive.

Source (2B22) (7.7 MB)

Deployment solutions

Distributions and packages built with Packages can be installed on a Mac using Mac OS X's Installer application or installer command line tool. If you are looking for a solution to deploy your packages or distributions on a network of Mac computers, here are some available solutions:

Apple Remote Desktop™ by Apple lets you distribute software and manage the Mac computers on your network.

Useful Tools

When you want or need to inspect the contents of a flat distribution or package built with Packages, you can use one of the following tools:

Pacifist by CharlesSoft is a shareware application that opens Mac OS X .pkg package files and allows you to extract individual files and folders out of them.

Technical Notes and Q&As
Q&A #01 -Creating aliases on the user's desktop.
Q&A #02 -Adding items to the Dock.
Q&A #03 -Installing items into the current user's home directory.
Q&A #04 -Requiring a restart only when a previous version is already installed.
Q&A #05 -Running an install or upgrade script.
Developing Installer Plugins

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