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Use DropBox to distribute new apps to multiple Macs
Authored by: ChuckEye on Oct 19, '09 07:42:45AM

This may only work with disk images... Occasionally in the past I've tried putting an application directly into DropBox, but it seems to get corrupted by their file system when copied back to another Mac.



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Use DropBox to distribute new apps to multiple Macs
Authored by: dfbills on Oct 19, '09 08:16:52AM

I'm pretty sure symlinks get destroyed with Apps when syncing. The same thing happens with iDisk.

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Use DropBox to distribute new apps to multiple Macs
Authored by: Sesquipedalian on Oct 19, '09 09:22:16AM

The reason for this is that, unfortunately, DropBox does not properly sync resource forks, extended attributes, etc. The DropBox development team has patched in some temporary fixes for the worst effects of this lack of proper Mac support—such as package files turning into mere folders—but many things still break. Until DropBox provides full support for the HFS+ file system's features, users should expect to run into problems with files that make use of HFS+ features, such as application package files. The best way to make sure your files pass through DropBox unscathed is to put them into a .zip file or a disk image before putting them into your DropBox folder.



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