I am a recent switcher from Windows to Mac and have got used to the Mac OS X application installation process. However, after downloading Freemind-0_8_0.dmg I can't seem to get the application moved properly to the Applications folder. I can run no problem from the diskimage, but want to be able to run from the Dock etc as a normal Mac aplication. There is no package to install and it doesn't install automatically as some Mac apps do.
I'd welcome any help. Thanks.
I didn't have any problems.
I simply dragged the folder to the applications directory and that's it (if i recall correctly, it's been awhile).
The name of the directory in my apps folder is "Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_0"
It works ok on both Intel (MacBook Pro) on 10.4.8 and PPC (G5 dual core) on 10.4.7.
ls describe the steps you are taking.
Thanks for response, Ben.
I feel a bit silly 'cos it ended up being as simple as you describe, but will still describe what I did for other Mac switchers who may be confused. I was dragging the dmg file itself to the Applications folder, instead of opening it and dragging the folder containing the Freemind application plus ancillary folders into the Applications folder. I ended up doing the latter and it works fine.
Most OS X applications I've installed either have a complete install package you can open and run, or simply entail dragging the application icon into the Applications folder. Freemind works slightly differently, it would seem.
Anyway, thanks for response.
I have the same problem, except that I can't run from the disk image either. I have got the dmg file, and there is a folder callec Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_1 in it. What should I do with it?
If I try to run the program inside this folder, I get a length error log, starting with:
Path: /Volumes/Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_1 Archive/Mac_OS_X_Freemind-0_8_1/FreeMind.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: PPC (Translated)
Parent Process: launchd
Date/Time: 2010-04-06 22:57:34.591 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6 (10A380)
Report Version: 6
I have an MacBook Pro 5,1 (intel-based, late 2008/early 2009)