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From Henri Gomez <>
Subject Re: OS/X packaging for Tomcat ?
Date Mon, 30 Aug 2010 15:52:24 GMT
> I don't see much benefit in a DMG packaging (for a server application) alone.
> tar.gz is fine on Mac, and AFAIK a DMG can only be created on Mac OS X.

Same benefits as a Tomcat.exe for Windows users.
Easy install for beginers.

> Other ideas for Mac (though none interests me personally enough to work on
> it):
>  * build a preference pane to control (start,stop) Tomcat
>  * ship a sample launchd configuration
>  * maybe build a Tomcat installer that
>  * installs  Tomcat to a well-defined location that works well with the OS X
> directory layout
>  * provides a choice to install the launchd configuration or the preference
> poane for manual control

That's the idea. Installing Tomcat as an Application/Service with a
small Prefs Pane

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