I need to create an installation procedure for my Mac users in similar fashion to the procedure I've done for my Windows people. The problem is that I know nothing about Mac.
The best way I can describe my challenge is to tell you what I did for the Windows environment.
I have about 900 HTML files plus a 1-line script file called LAUNCH.BAT which are bundled into a Windows installation (EXE) program. It's is on my web site. When my Windows users download and run it, it uncompresses everything into a directory structure and creates a icon which, when clicked, executes LAUNCH.BAT
LAUNCH.BAT contains only the text "START index.html" which tells Windows to start up its default browser on index.html.
(To create the distribution EXE, I used "InstallCreator" by Click Team. So, in fact, they are the guys who did the real magic for me.)
I now need to create the same user friendly sort of thing for the Mac. (I'm told that a DMG file is involved.)
It's not very user friendly but I can confirm that I CAN get things to work if I:
- put my 900 HTML files into a ZIP file
- download that ZIP file onto a Mac
- uncompress it
- click on the folder that it creates
- click on index.html in that folder
Something tells me that this should be a comparatively simple thing to do! Can someone please give me some guidance?