From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Fri 10 May 2002 - 14:02:45 IST
On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 01:49:54PM +0100, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> No, I mean the thing where an "application" is basically a
> directory containing binaries, libraries, configuration,
> which then appears in the GUI as a single icon. I think
> this is done in Mac too? And GNUStep...
You can certainly have an application which is a directory containing
whatever but the application isn't executable - a binary file somewhere is.
And the Mac finder certainly doesn't try to abstract away the idea of
folders (directories) like that. You want to run an executable on a Mac, you
double click its (or an alias' - like a symlink, only in ways better) icon,
or perhaps pick it from a menu. You certainly can't run it by clicking on
its enclosing directory - what would this system do if there were two
application binaries ?
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