[KDE/Mac] Getting started on Mac OS X

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 12:49:15 UTC 2015

On Tuesday January 06 2015 05:28:55 Jeremy Whiting wrote:

> As for "used more often" I mean why don't VirtualBox and other applications
> that use Qt ship a Qt framework that they link to, but instead bundle Qt
> libraries inside their .app? Just for the convenience of being able to do
> VirtualBox.app -> Applications installations instead of a wizard type that
> puts the framework in place?

Yes (but VirtualBox does come in an installer). It also means that you can remove the application easier, and that you can move it around after the initial "install". Mac OS has always allowed you to do that, and change the disk name as well.
>From that particular point of view (and keeping your folders tidy, uncluttered) frameworks and app bundles do really work well.

NB: it's also possible to build frameworks in such a way that you can put them in any of a number of standard locations, and they'll be found by the dynamic loader. So you could test one in ~/Library/Frameworks, and then simply move it to /Library/Frameworks when it's ready for system-wide deployment.


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