Bug 9226 - MonoTouchActivation application should not be installed into /Applications
Summary: MonoTouchActivation application should not be installed into /Applications
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.0.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: 1.3.x
Assignee: Marek Habersack
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-03 11:32 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2013-06-03 18:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description PJ 2013-01-03 11:32:23 UTC
We should put this app somewhere else.

It now appears in the launchpad etc. This app should never really need to be launched by the user. Additionally, organizationally-minded people will likely want to clean up their Applications folder and might screw themselves down the line.

Filed against MT 6.1.55
Comment 1 Marek Habersack 2013-01-04 19:21:42 UTC
Where do you suggest we put it? Somewhere in /Developer/MonoTouch?
Comment 2 PJ 2013-01-25 14:37:14 UTC
Yeah that's what I'm thinking. I'm not sure if there's a standard location for mac apps that are meant to only be run by other processes.

I know MD just puts some of the other .apps into the main .app, but we don't have anything like that for MonoTouch, so /Developer/MonoTouch seems like a good place.

I'm going to V2 this though, it's not worth potentially breaking mac side activation to fix this.
Comment 3 Dominique Louis 2013-06-03 18:05:53 UTC
Easier for support to get customers to activate on the Mac side by using this app when it is installed in /Applications/...