macaudioguy wrote:A few issues with the new installer.
1. Installer needs to be in the Application folder in order to run
No, it doesn't. You can execute the installer wherever you downloaded and unpacked it.
2. Installer does not prompt for an installation destination, defaults to Applications
True. This is maybe something for a future version as adding a panel for choosing the directory is fairly trivial in IzPack.
3. This may not be related but there does not seem to be a mplayer option for audio-needed for m4a and flac playback
Could be, I haven't delved into this.
Why not leave it as a dmg or zip file where the user drag and drops the app where ever they want to install - this is prefered for many mac users as the installation method.
There are many .dmg's out there, but there are also a lot of installers out there. I don't think one method of installing is preferred over the other as long as it gets the job done quickly and easily.
The problem with .dmg's is that they can only be built on Mac OSX. The new installer can be built on all operating systems, including Windows and Linux, which not only is a big plus for the devs, but as you can read in the original post it also frees up the way for automatic nightly builds.
Thanks for the feedback!