Feedback on the Mac OS X .dmg Disk Image

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Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

I’d like to know how well the disk image version of JBidwatcher is working.

Any feedback would be useful!

Thanks muchly,

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

Avatar sternberg 1 post

It can confirm it works on 10.5 (intel)

But bidding still does not work for me (

Avatar signore rossi 1 post

I can also confirm that it is working.
Mac OS 10.5.6, Java 1.5.0_16 on intel.
For me, bidding on works!
@sternberg: Did you switch to the ebay beta version? Try switching back…

Avatar papapelican 1 post

The disk image version loaded and works fine on OS X 10.5. Thanks

Avatar Ward 26 post(s)

The disk image could be more conventional and straightforward than the tar file.

However, the JBidWatcher application on the disk image is “JBidWatcher-2.0beta10”. After copying the application to my desktop, attempting to rename the application gets this error:

“You do not have sufficient access privileges to rename the item JBidWatcher-2.0beta10.” I’ve been able to get past this problem in the past by hacking privileges in Get Info.

It’s easier to deal with the multiple expand of the tar file because the application name has no version info.

— Ward

Avatar dumbdunce 1 post

I have the sane issue as Ward with permissions, otherwise the .dmg works fine. it’s a nitpick, the workaround is easy and the application itself works fine so far. Thanks Morgan.

Avatar geoff 2 post(s)

The server that has the dmg is misconfigured. It sends the content type of the .dmg file as text/plain without any content disposition header, which causes Camino (and Firefox too, I think) to attempt to display the bits as text :-(

To fix, tell your web server that .dmg files are Content-Type: application/x-apple-diskimage

If it’s apache, this line will do:

AddType application/x-apple-diskimage dmg

Thanks for a great tool!


Here’s a demonstration:
hypnotoad:~ gbeier$ nc 80
HEAD /rdl/JBidwatcher-2.0beta10.dmg HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 02:58:52 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.8 (EL)
Last-Modified: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 08:59:32 GMT
ETag: “744087-56e800-4601d1788c500”
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 5695488
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Thanks! I’ve made the change; for some reason my .htaccess file won’t accept the changes, so I pushed it to the Apache main configuration.

I always test downloading using Firefox, and it’s been picking up the disk image pretty well, but it’s always good to get the mime type right.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

Avatar Yves Calvez 1 post

Worked like a charm here with OS X.5.6 and latest safari – Many thanks!

Avatar Adam Cohen-Rose 1 post

Works fine for me. Safari 3.2.1 (5525.27.1), OS X 10.5.6.

I like the version number in the filename, though you might want to consider including a symlink to /Applications on your disk image for ease of installation.

Thanks for the app!


Avatar geoff 2 post(s)

Just downloaded the beta11 dmg. The MIME type helped!



Avatar duster 1 post

dmg worked fine on osx 10.4.11