ATSAS 2.8 ATSASinstall.command

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ATSAS 2.8 ATSASinstall.command

#1 Post by jbusby » 2017.02.01 22:47

Just wondering, why the change from .dmg to a hex-encoded shell script? It's a little unnerving to download a program and be told to just run a script as root, but maybe I'm just being paranoid.

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Re: ATSAS 2.8 ATSASinstall.command

#2 Post by franke » 2017.02.01 22:53

In short: because Apple decided to stop support for PackageBuilder (or whatever the tool was named) and cmake didn't catch up as of yet with support for a new packager tool on Mac. We don't like it either. But Mac support is already time-consuming as is, spending yet more time on packaging distracts from actual science.

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Re: ATSAS 2.8 ATSASinstall.command

#3 Post by jbusby » 2017.02.02 00:35

Ok, thanks for the explanation.

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