im brand new here and not completely computer savvy, so be gentle.
i talked someone into helping me save an addon for MoP. they became the author, and i trouble shot a bunch of stuff for them, and helped fix a bunch code (they told me what needed to be done, and i did some of it, they did whatever was over my head).
now the addon is working great, but theres still some little things that need to be fixed. the author is really too busy to mess with it all, so they made me an author too, and told me to upload any changes i make.
im on a mac. i went to the addons folder, sitting in my interface folder, and compressed it to a zip, then filled out the fields on curse and tried to upload the new file. i then got an email, saying:
no dice, you got macosx folders in your file, this creates extra files when unzipping for non-osx computers. please re zip without including such folders and re upload.
so uh, how do i do it right, coz im not sure theres another way to zip a file other than selecting it, and selecting "compress".
thanks for the response! heh ya, mac stuff does tend to be "smarter than the user", which is kinda why i love em but thats neither here nor there.
ok so, i selected the file, compressed it, then opened the zip. first time using "archive utility" a built in mac os thingy, and the secodn time using "stuffit expander". on both occasions, when i opened that zip up, it just gave me a folder with the same stuff in there, i didnt see any macros in the zip. where would these macros be?
if "archive utility" and "stuffit expander" wont do the job for me, what are some other viable options?
Be sure when you're opening the zip file, that you don't just re-uncompress it back out into files. The _MACOSX files that cause problems are invisible on Macs. Unpacking the zip will just restore invisible files. You want to be able to see the zip's contents without restoring anything.
Personally, I've been using Winzip since I was a young nerdling.
I've been using a program called "clean archiver"... it's a simple program with a couple options that you can enable so that it will automatically ignore .ds and resource forks. Drag a folder on top of the icon, and it will create a "clean" archive for you without the hidden macos files and folders.