Alternate title: Come on, Adobe.
Having once had serious issues with filename capitalization in a Java project that resulted in a lot of headache and a small army of mv‘s, when I reformatted my computer with a new hard disk two months ago I chose to use the case-sensitive version of the HFS+ filesystem.
And besides one trivial and easily-fixable issue with an AdiumX theme package, all was fine.
That is, until I tried to install Adobe’s CS4 suite just now.Â Instead of the friendly OS X installer app, I was greeted with the following message:
So.Â Now I get to reformat my entire hard disk again.Â Just because Adobe is too damned lazy to get with the standard that every other OS X developer â€“ even Microsoft, which didn’t officially support case-sensitivity as of a year ago and typically produces the shoddiest OS X applications; even the free software Indie developers who toil for hours without pay on their works â€“ has flawlessly followed.Â This is unbelievable.
What’s worse, apparently this happened with CS3 as well, and even after a small riot about it on their blog, they still couldn’t be bothered to fix it for CS4.Â The difference between CS3 and 4 is small enough that I already couldn’t believe CS4 needed to exist; could they not be bothered to fix some filenames?