Talk:Bundle file (OS X)

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What is the difference between a bundle format and a package format. It seems the iWork format relates more to the package then a bundle, right?--Thorsted (talk) 22:31, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Probably? Perhaps somebody more familiar with the intricacies of MacOS (both classic and OS X) can get this site consistent with the varieties and terminology of whatever different multi-file files exist in those systems? Dan Tobias (talk) 01:07, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

It seems Bundle as referred to in this entry is for the .app bundles, while packages refer to the files formats used by iWork, Final Cut, DVD Studio Pro, etc.--Thorsted (talk) 19:36, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Is that the proper terminology? I'm not enough of a Mac person to know what distinctions are made in nomenclature there. Dan Tobias (talk) 20:57, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
"Application bundles are directory hierarchies, with the top-level directory having a name that ends with a .app extension." "In the Apple macOS operating system, a package is a file system directory that is normally displayed to the user by the Finder as if it were a single file."--Thorsted (talk) 22:34, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
[1] gives what appears to be an official position, which is that bundles are a fairly rigid format for a directory structure, usually used for an application, which usually but not necessarily have a root directory that is a package. Effect2 (talk) 01:24, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
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