[MD1] Tape: Making Application Packages
MESA, Arizona, -- November 7 -- Public Access Software today officially
released version 1.0 of its latest software endeavor called "Tape".
Tape is a new Mac OS application that will allow software developers to
quickly and easily create application "packages" for use on Mac OS 9.0.
Using simple Drag 'n' Drop techniques anyone can turn a folder of related
files into an application package.
Tape handles the creation of a relative alias pointing to the "main" file
in the package and correctly sets the folder's Finder Info flags to be
recognized as a package under Mac OS 9. Tape can also optionally scan the
target folder for mistakes in formatting such as multiple alias files at
the top most level.
The Tape package also includes the "BoxCutter" Contextual Menu Module which
can remove the package setting from any appropriate folder independent of
Tape and Mac OS 9.0.
Tape requires a PowerPC-based Mac OS computer running Mac OS 8.5 (or older
with Navigation Services available). BoxCutter requires any PowerPC-based
Mac running Mac OS 8 or newer.
Tape is ShareWare with a modest fee of $10 USD.