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Bug 173438 - Installer creates unneeded /Applications/NetBeans folder
Installer creates unneeded /Applications/NetBeans folder
Status: NEW
Product: installer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Mac Native
Macintosh All
: P3 (vote)
Assigned To: Libor Fischmeistr
: 170093 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-09-30 22:54 UTC by emi
Modified: 2014-02-10 14:15 UTC (History)
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Description emi 2009-09-30 22:54:42 UTC
Although each build seems to have a distinctive app name ("NetBeans 6.5", "NetBeans Dev $Timestamp", etc), the installer
seems to like creating first a folder into /Applications and then putting all the NetBeans versions in there

The vast majority of OSX applications *don't do this* nor do OSX users. All applications that are going to be used
generally sit under /Applications directly.

This also makes it easy to look for it via the "Applications" sidebar link in Finder or by using a "dock stack" for
Applications and just picking the app for the list/grid.

Since most NetBeans IDE users will generally have only 1 version of the IDE installed, maximum two, I'd say it makes
sense to put that at toplevel, under /Applications directly.
Comment 1 _ tboudreau 2009-09-30 23:56:13 UTC
+1 - we could easily just create the appropriate directories in Applications/.  This might get a little messy when the installer installs some other runtimes 
(there's not much use to putting the Glassfish install into applications, since you can't launch it as a Mac OS app - though one suggestion would be to put it in 
Applications/Utilities to get it out of the way more), but it's probably worth it - the NetBeans folder in Applications is an extra layer of navigation users have to 
do to start NetBeans, which is not typical for other Mac apps, and I have never thought it was a good idea.
Comment 2 dlipin 2009-11-04 13:46:05 UTC
*** Issue 170093 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 Jiri Rechtacek 2012-10-07 12:58:49 UTC
Assigned to new owner.

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