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Re: Mac OS X "packages" Best Practices?

From: Jim Correia <jim.correia_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2006-03-04 15:16:29 CET

On Mar 3, 2006, at 9:44 AM, Aaron Montgomery wrote:

> Preserving extra stuff in the bundle would also better match how
> most applications worked in previous versions of the Mac OS (pre OS
> X). When I start with a SimpleText document, open it in THINK
> Pascal's editor, then in MPW's editor, then check it into VOODOO
> Source Code Control (each of which were probably considered well
> behaved Mac applications in their time), and then check it back
> out, the document picks up a whole slew of new resources (I can't
> remember them all, EFNT, MPSR, ckid). However, I am then able to
> open the file back up in SimpleText which ignores all of this extra
> material. In fact, I can't think of any application I've ever used
> in Classic that would have failed to open the TEXT document because
> it contained these extra resources. And I also don't remember
> continuing to use applications that would strip this data.

Ignoring the extra data was easy then, and is easy now. It mostly
just works. Preserving the extra data on a safe-save r a save as
requires extra work. Lots of applications in days of old didn't
preserve the 'CKID' resource, which broke Projector support.

I tend to agree with Mike's point - this is a Subversion problem to
solve.

Jim

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