To install Tinderbox, download the disk image (DMG) and double-click it to mount the image. Drag the application icon onto the shortcut to your Applications folder to install the app. If installing over an existing version you will be asked if you wish to replace it or to keep both versions. For normal use, replace any existing version.
If the mounted image contains no shortcut to Applications (e.g. with beta builds), simply open a Finder window showing the Applications folder and drag the drag the new app icon onto it.
Once installed, open the Applications folder, find the Tinderbox icon and double-click it to open Tinderbox. On very first use you will be asked for permission to open the app, as part of standard Mac security procedures.
Installing on macOS 10.8+ with default permissions
From v10.8, Apple has changed the defaults for installing applications as part of improving security for the general user. As a result, after installation, on a default 10.8.x system the user may receive a warning dialog along the lines of "Tinderbox" can not be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. The error is slightly misleading, as Eastgate is a long-standing Mac developer. The warning relates to the lack of macOS 10.8-specific code signing. However, including such causes problems on older supported OS.
Solution (required once only):
- When/if given the above warning, locate the Tinderbox program in Finder (in the /Applications/ folder).
- Right-click the program and select "open".
- A warning dialog will now state: Tinderbox" it is from an unidentified developer. Are you sure you want to open it? The dialog will offer 'Open' and 'Cancel' buttons.
- Click 'Open' and the app will run.
- Subsequently, the app will run as normal with no warning dialog.
- If you over-install with a newer release of Tinderbox, you may need to repeat the process (again, once only until the app is changed).
For users with more specialist needs or those just wishing to test a new version before over-writing their existing version, Tinderbox can be installed pretty much anywhere (for which your account has permissions). Note that if several versions are installed, they will share the same application support folder.
Versions 6.x or later and v5.x can be co-installed but it is not recommended to open both versions at the same time.