In article <boqegn$855$03$t-online.com>, "David" <org>
Well, you have some learning to do, this is clear.
You should never use an installer unless you need specific files to go
into specific places. For example, if you absolutely must have something
in /Library/Application Support/Whatever/ to run, then you could
consider using an installer. If you just have an app, don't! Users are
smart enough to know how to copy apps, and your app should execute
correctly from wherever the user chooses to put it. Even if you need
specific files installed, normally it's better to keep those files in
your app and then have your app copy them to wherever they need to go.
*If* you use an installer, which you shouldn't, then you should *not* be
making aliases (Macs don't have shortcuts) or putting things in the Dock
(Macs don't have a Start menu either). The user is smart enough to know
how to do that if he wants to. Basically do enough to make your app work
(and it should work as-is without installation) and let the user take
care of customization on his own. Most Mac users absolutely hate the
standard Windows installer behavior of filling everything with shortcuts
so you absolutely can't miss the program you just installed.
Somebody else will probably point you to a free installer tool if you
decide you need one, but as far as I can tell you don't, so you really
shouldn't use one.