Creating a styled disk image each time you create a new release of your software can be a tedious process, involving the use of up to eight command-line tasks with up to four tools.
DMG Packager will allow you to do the whole process within one easy-to-use GUI application, from creating a dmg to preserving its window styling, compressing it and adding an SLA.
Here are some key features of "DMG Packager":
· One-click packaging.
No shell scripts, no command line. Just set up the options for your disk image and click "Package DMG". And you don't have to set your packaging options each time you package a disk image. The options you use are saved for re-use. Simply create a "Product" slot, fill in the options and it's there to be used again and again, at the click of a single button.
· Save Finder window layouts.
DMG Packager preserves Finder window layout, ensuring that your users see what you see when they mount your disk image. It also saves the layout data so that it can be re-applied automatically next time you package up a disk image for that product. No more time wasted shifting those icons about and fiddling with the View Options panel.
· Create a range of licence agreements in rich text.
DMG Packager shields you from all that messy legacy stuff with .rsrc files and resource editors. Create and edit multilingual licence agreements in rich text with the built-in licence agreement manager.
· Make archives as well as disk images.
You may want to release some products as archives rather than disk images. DMG Packager can handle that for you, supporting zip, tar, tgz and tbz2 archives. It can aggregate multiple files and folders into single archives, and filter unwanted files.
· Adding an SLA to your dmg's requires that you have the utilities Rez and DeRez installed. (These are included as part of the standard Apple Developer Tools installation.)
· You will also need a resource editor such as ResEdit, Rezilla, or ResKnife for editing SLA files.
· You can package up to 20 disk images and 15 archives. After that, you will still be able to use DMG Packager's ancillary functions, but packaging will be disabled unless you purchase a license.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
New Features and Enhancements:
· None in this release.
New Bug Fixes:
· Worked around a bug in Snow Leopard's new Finder which prevented setting window background pictures.