Author Shea Craig
Recipients Jim Zajkowski, Paul Bloch, Shea Craig, ned.deily, ronaldoussoren
Date 2017-08-03.18:47:16
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For what it's worth, I manage a lot of Macs and know a lot of people in similar roles at major enterprises. We greatly prefer installer packages for automated installation, and end up having to repackage installer apps routinely for products that don't use that mechanism. If it's not an app that can be dropped into the Applications folder, Apple installer packages really are the best format for enterprise deployment.

From the development side I'm not familiar enough with the advantages of trying to use a metapackage to bundle the contained packages, but I can say that the version numbers all being 0 causes me to have to do some extra work to ensure upgrades can be compared against what's already installed.

I assume the metapackage is used to create the ability for the user to choose to exclude some of the subpackages. This is not a feature I use in deploying the software, although I recognize its utility.
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