|[11:45 AM] Tape Helps Developers Hold MacOS 9 Apps Together
Public Access Software has released a software development assistant application, Tape. Tape bundles groups of files into a "package" designation for use under OS 9, with OS X compatibility promised. According to Public Access:
Tape is a new Mac OS application that will allow software developers to quickly and easily create application "packages" for use on Mac OS 9.0. Using simple Drag 'n' Drop techniques anyone can turn a folder of related files into an application package for use under Mac OS 9 and eventually Mac OS X.
Tape handles the creation of a relative alias file pointing to the "main" file in the package as well as correctly sets the folder's Finder Info flags to be recognized as a package.
Also to be made available is the "Box Cutter" utility which can remove the package setting from any appropriate folder independent of Tape or Mac OS 9.
Tape is available as shareware for US$10. You can find more information at the Public Access web site.
Public Access Software