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ajbrehm
Feb 20, 2008, 09:05 AM
Where do you install non-Apple developer tools, like REALbasic or MonoDevelop?

I am trying to figure out the best install location and want to follow conventions if they exist.

/Applications

Doesn't seem ideal, as IDEs and Developer Tools are not technically "applications" and don't look appropriate next to MS Office.

/Developer

Seems more appropriate but what happens to subdirectories in /Developer when Xcode is updated or re-installed?

/Developer/Applications

Same applies. But is it better than the root of /Developer?

I currently have

/Developer/REALbasic
/Developer/QT
/Developer/Mono

Any suggestions?



kainjow
Feb 20, 2008, 09:08 AM
I think those are fine. I installed Cocotron (http://www.cocotron.org/) recently and it put itself in /Developer/Cocotron.

/Applications/Developer could work just as well, and you wouldn't risk Xcode's installer messing with it.

Cromulent
Feb 20, 2008, 10:39 AM
Do not install stuff in /Developer. I was reading some Apple documentation that was saying basically if you upgrade Xcode the upgrade script could in fact delete folders in the /Developer structure. Install them in /Applications/Developer if you want a decent place.