Include QuickLook and cmdline tools in app

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24 Aug, 2013 06:01 PM

I stumbled upon your QuickLook plug-in the 'mmdc' command line tool. Granted, they aren't hidden, but I didn't seem to notice them when hunting for styles and other extras before.

Suggestion: Include them in the app. For instance, BBEdit/Textwrangler include an option to "Install Commandline tool" (or similar). This could be a button in the Advance pref pane in MMDC or a menu item in the app's main menu (near Preferences). I think it would be nice to have them bundled in. Reasons: 1. People would like the features, and 2. the app update mechanism (app store) could deliver updates to these tools too.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 25 Aug, 2013 08:38 PM

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    Unfortunately, you can't include the command line tool in an App Store application --- which is why it is a separate download.

    As for the QuickLook plug-in, I intentionally include this as a separate download because not everyone wants their text files previewed this way. Apps with a more unique file format can do this without fear, but text files are pretty ubiquitous, and I think this could be problematic if included for everyone who downloads the app.

    Hope this explains why things are the way the are.


  2. Fletcher closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2013 08:38 PM.

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