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Re: [Caml-list] findlib and mac os x frameworks/bundles/applications
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Date: 2001-09-28 (13:57)
From: Damien Doligez <Damien.Doligez@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] findlib and mac os x frameworks/bundles/applications
>From: james woodyatt <jhwoodyatt@mac.com>

>I've come to the point where I better start caring about how I will go 
>about deploying my software.  My preferred development environment is 
>Mac OS X, which already has a convention for deploying software 
>applications, bundles and frameworks.  I have no need (or burning 
>desire) to deploy on any other platforms.

>On the other hand, I see Gerd Stolpmann's findlib tool, and I see this 
>is a popular package management system for Ocaml software.  

I would say these two distribution formats have very different
purposes.  Apple's bundles and packages are most useful for easy
installation of stand-alone applications.  findlib is for managing
libraries that are going to be used by programmers.

I think you should use an Apple-style package if you're distributing
an application targetting the end user (in which case ease of
installation is very important), and a findlib package if your product
is a library to be used by other programmers (in which case reading
the docs and typing a few command lines to a shell prompt is not a big

-- Damien
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