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Re: Fwd: using dmg files (fwd)


From: Jeremy Tregunna
Subject: Re: Fwd: using dmg files (fwd)
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 03:47:22 -0400
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Not all platforms support mounting vnode backed files as filesystems.

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 03:18:57PM +0800, Rogelio Serrano wrote:
> On 2004-09-22 18:11:53 +0800 Markus Hitter <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> > Am 22.09.2004 um 11:28 schrieb Rogelio Serrano:
> >
> >> Can we use the dmg file format for distribution of gnustep
> >> binaries?
> >
> > As long as you distribute Darwin / OS X binaries, .dmg's
> > should be fine. As
> > they can be compressed internally and can be mounted in it's
> > compressed
> > state, they're very handy.
> >
> > I'm not aware of any tool mounting such images on any other
> > OS, however. Few
> > of them whould support the (recommended) HFS+ filesystem
> > anyways.
> >
> >
> > Markus
> >
> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> > Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter
> > http://www.jump-ing.de/
> 
> I wonder why apple uses that format. Can we do something
> similar like using iso or cramfs format instead? So we can loop mount the
> image then drag and drop to the Apps directory or wherever?
> 
> --
> Blood is thicker then water... And much tastier
>                              John Davidorff Pell
> 
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