Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2012 1:43 PM (in response to BryanMcN)
What is your distribution method? If you are installing yourself, you can (as much as the license will allow it), just install tools into the places where they could live. If you are planning on distributing via the Mac App Store, then those 3rd party tools need to be inside your application's bundle. It just so happens that the application bundle is the best place for them. Then, if someone wants to backup or uninstall your application, it doesn't have bits and pieces all over the system.
Another alternative is that you could wrap the 3rd party product into a private framework and include that inside your application bundle. Before executing any of those 3rd party tools, you may need to setup environment variable point to your application bundle frameworks directory.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to etresoft)
We won't be putting this on the Mac App Store and we have FileStorm Pro so I was planning on using that. I did a quick bit of googling for private frameworks and it seemed very much aimed at XCode projects. I made my app in realbasic so would I still be able to go down that route?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to BryanMcN)
I have no clue. You would have to ask them.