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Old 01-13-2011, 06:33 AM   #15
Steve Rindsberg
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>> Most OS X apps are self-contained bundles that shouldn't need an installer to write files all over the place.

Good point; as a Windows user, I keep forgetting that. When you see a "standalone" app on the Redmond side of the fence it invokes that "Hit's a miracle, Doris, a miracle!" reaction.

>> For instance, the free app TextWrangler: the version on the Store doesn't let you open and modify files that you don't own (with authorisation, of course), which is one of its great features. So you can modify system files and save them without having to muck about with permissions in Terminal.

Oh my ... thanks for that. I'll definitely hold on to the copy I've got and not turn to the App Store for updates.

As long as the limitation's made clear and Apple doesn't prevent BareBones from continuing to distribute "the real thing" I can't see getting up a head of steam over it. But I can see worrying that Apple might try to rein in BareBones in the future.

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