Where do you install REALbasic, MonoDevelop?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ajbrehm, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    #2
    I think those are fine. I installed Cocotron 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.
     
  3. macrumors 603

    Cromulent

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    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.
     

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