How did you install NetBeans 8.x?

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 12:19 AM Tim Boudreau <niftin...@gmail.com> wrote:

> This debate was had once about 14 years ago - and the decision to go with
> .pkg installers on Mac OSX was made for this reason: There were a lot of
> "NetBeans is unusably slow" reports on OSX.
>
> The reason? A LOT of users never unpacked the .app - they were running it
> directly from the mounted, compressed .dmg image. It turns out that's not
> that unusual.
>
> Random access Java classloading does not play nicely AT ALL with the
> compression used for .dmg images.
>
> I strongly recommend not repeating that mistake.
>
> -Tim
>
> Only  Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 1:44 AM Scott Palmer <swpal...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > The macOS “installer” should be nothing more than a disk image with the
> > application bundle. It should not be a .pkg file that might require admin
> > privileges as it would be a drag and drop install. The user should be
> able
> > to drag the app bundle wherever they want.
> >
> > Scott
> >
> > > On Aug 10, 2018, at 6:54 PM, Carl Mosca <carljmo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I work in a place where you need admin rights to install on Windows as
> > well
> > > but that's a policy.
> > >
> > > As far as the MacOS goes, it's based on BSD.
> > >
> > > Therefore if /Applications is owned by root:wheel (or something similar
> > > that's not the current user), you need privileges to "su or sudo" in
> > order
> > > to complete the installation process.  That is to say, the filesystem
> is
> > > requiring the elevated access which in my opinion is a good thing.
> > >
> > > One could/should be able to install in his/her home directory and not
> > need
> > > such access and I have seen apps take that approach as well.
> > >
> > > Carl
> > >
> > >> On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 5:57 PM Will Hartung <willhart...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Kenneth Fogel <
> > kfo...@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
> > >>>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Yes, an installer is nice but all it should do on the Windows
> platform
> > is
> > >>> unzip NetBeans in the folder of choice and add a shortcut.
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >> For some reason that I don't understand, and perhaps someone could
> > explain,
> > >> the installer for MacOS requires Administration privileges.
> > >>
> > >> Being that it, too, is essentially a "zip file" (it's an application
> > >> bundle), I never really understood why it needs admin privs to
> install.
> > >>
> > >> Maybe it's some Mac specific thing.
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Carl J. Mosca
> >
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Carl J. Mosca

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