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XAR – *NEW* MacOS X 10.5 package format

December 30th, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

New package format in MacOS X 10.5 implemented by Apple.
They chose XAR.

Seems they made the decision a few months ago, but it’s finally implemented
in the last seed of MacOS X 10.5 (link)

The latest release seeded to developers has the xar tool and libxar.

Package Maker and Installer have been adapted to create and install
packages using the xar format (respectively).
Should we expect a major update of Pacifist software soon?

Interesting links:


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