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I've successfully downloaded and installed from the GitHub repository before but haven't known which files I would need. Typically there are two appimage one larger and .asc, Darwin.dmg, win64 (obviously to me not needed as an apple user), and two source code files one (zip) and one (tar.gz). I'm not very knowledgeable of code and understanding how software executes. I'm probably at least a little wrong but is appimage for executing from source code, Darwin is a installation "wizard" and source code allows perhaps running on Linux and/or for developers/superusers to work on/customize the the software? If I'm not doing anything other than trying to use the software as is and have the installation automated do I need to download the Darwin file only or an appimage file too? and if yes which version.

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    Posted · Downloading from Github questions

    As a macOS user, the only file you needed was the darwin.dmg file.


    A .dmg is a "disk image". Many application for macOS come as a disk image. You open the disk image by double clicking it. This "mounts" a virtual disk (as if you had inserted a removable drive). When mounted, a window will open with the Cura application icon in it. Drag that icon to your Applications folder. After copying you can "eject" the virtual drive (like you can eject a USB drive), and you are done with the .dmg file.


    The appimages contain the whole application for Linux. You do not need them.

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