[OS X TeX] Bundles for Windows as well

Curtis Clifton curt.clifton at mac.com
Fri Nov 12 10:00:01 EST 2004

On Nov 12, 2004, at 8:31 AM, William F. Adams wrote:

> It's worth noting that Windows had support for .app (and other) 
> bundles in OpenStep Enterprise for Windows NT, so there's really no 
> reason for this not to happen and work.

The Konfabulator tool (http://www.konfabulator.com) for MacOS uses 
bundles for defining "Widgets".  Konfabulator was released for Windows 
this week.  They are using zip files, with the file extension changed 
from .zip to .widget, as bundles on Windows.  This seems to work 
reasonably well, but is a bit clumsy because the bundle needs to be 
renamed from *.widget to *.zip for the built-in tools to recognize that 
the bundle can be opened.  I suspect it would be straightforward to add 
a contextual menu item on Windows for such .widget bundles akin to Show 
Package Contents on Mac OS.


Curtis Clifton, PhD Candidate
Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University

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