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New in 10.2.4: Move Your Apps.

post #1 of 7
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Check out the link:

<a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0100490/2003/02/21.html" target="_blank">Apparently as of 10.2.4 you can move an app and the System Updates will locate it. We hope.</a>

I haven't tested this at all, and i haven't done any personal digging yet, so YMMV and use at your own risk. Anyone who hasn't upgraded want to give it a try?
post #2 of 7
Well I'm sad to report that moving applications out of (~)/Applications still results in their Services not being found... grrr...

In fact (and this just ticks me off)... I have an alias to my Applications archive (/Users/Shared/Applications) at /Applications/UserApplications/. Can the Services be found? Oh heck no. Tried both alias and symbolic link. No dice.

Grrrr.
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This leads to what I hope is the biggest feature announcement in 10.3: You no longer have to be at all aware of the UNIX underpinnings if you don't want to. Really.

As much as I like UNIX when I choose to fire up Terminal, the aspects of it that handle permissions (a term that needs to be ditched, stat) and hardcoded paths has to disappear, at least from the GUI. Apple still has a lot of work to do in this area.

One dialog box I noticed recently: I made the honest ( ) mistake of downloading Safari v60 with Safari, and dragging the new Safari into Applications without quitting the old one. So what did Finder tell me? That I didn't have permission to put Safari in Applications. Well, yes, but the real reason was that Safari was already running, so that's what the dialog should say. It's still jarring to me as a Mac user to be told that I don't have permission to do something, especially something like this.

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post #4 of 7
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Agree with both of you...and I just pray that this stuff is a big priority for 10.3. I take this installer improvement as a step in the right direction.
post #5 of 7
Feature? Bug Fix!
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[quote]Originally posted by Amorph:
<strong>...
That I didn't have permission to put Safari in Applications. Well, yes, but the real reason was that Safari was already running, so that's what the dialog should say.
... </strong><hr></blockquote>So did you Abort, Retry, or Fail?
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

But seriously, you are 100% correct. OS X still has a way to go in re-humanizing errors reports to OS 9's level of polish.

(Where is that spit-n-polish smilie anyway)
post #7 of 7
I guess the paradigm is that .app packages don't require moving around: on my system I have .apps (which are really a special kind of folder) in the Applications folder, then a subfolder for application folders (such as Photoshop, GraphicConverter etc) and an alias in the Applications folder so everything is one click away once the Applications folder is open.

I do miss the categorisations I used to run under OS 9 (Document Creation, Utilities, Media Viewers, Internet and so forth) in the Apple menu, but that's what Favorites, the Dock and Recent Items are for...
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