[vlc-devel] [MacOSX] DMG Image design

Diego Fernando Nieto diegofn at me.com
Sun Jul 15 22:29:05 CEST 2012

Hi to all

Second chance :)
What do you think about this background image for the DMG image?


Please, give me your comments!

PD: Do you know why the osascript dmg_script.scpt that defines the background fails? I'm trying to define programmatically the background and It doesn't work-


Diego Fernando Nieto

On Jan 29, 2012, at 4:31 PM, Felix Kühne wrote:

> Hello,
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Brendon Justin <brendonjustin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Message: 3
>>> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:28:42 -0500
>>> From: Diego Fernando Nieto<diegofn at me.com>
>>> To: vlc-devel at videolan.org
>> With the pattern in the background, the icon labels are difficult to read.
>>  IMO this needs to be improved.
> +1
>>> 2. Applications folder icon: I want to put this icon
>>> http://imgur.com/666fZ , but I don't know how change the default blue icon.
>> I expect the Applications folder to look the same everywhere, so I don't
>> think you should use a custom icon.
> Absolutely. The Applications should always look like the Applications
> folder on the user's computer. Otherwise, people can get confused way
> too easily. In the current dmg, it our link does even adapt to the
> different styles on Leopard and Lion as far as I remember..
> Additionally, I'm not aware of any major 3rd party tool shipped on a
> disk-image with a custom Applications folder artwork.
>>> 3. To change the Desktop icon, we need to create a lot icons in one .icns
>>> file. do I need one special tool for this?
> What do you mean by "Desktop icon"? The mounted dmg's drive icon? You
> should be able to change using AppleScript as well. To create custom
> icns with different resolutions, have a look at the Tools within the
> /Developer folder installed by Xcode. There used to be a icns creator,
> which wrap a bunch of pngs in a single icns file.
> Thanks for your work!
> Best regards,
> Felix
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