Where do you install REALbasic, MonoDevelop?

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

  1. ajbrehm macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2002
    Zurich, Switzerland
    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.


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


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


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

    I currently have


    Any suggestions?
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    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. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    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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