Iceberg
Iceberg
1.3.1

4.5

Iceberg free download for Mac

Iceberg1.3.1

23 June 2015

Creates packages and metapackages.

Overview

Iceberg is an Integrated Packaging Environment (IPE) that allows you to create packages or metapackages conforming to the Mac OS X specifications. With Iceberg, you can quickly create your installation packages using a graphic user interface similar to your favorite development tools. Iceberg can also be useful for Administrators who want to gather in a metapackage numerous packages for remote distribution via Apple Remote Desktop.

What's new in Iceberg

Version 1.3.1:
  • Iceberg: Fix a crash in Yosemite when closing a document window

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18 Reviews of Iceberg

5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
08 October 2008
Version: 1.2.4

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If you are using PackageMaker, you are either a candidate for chewing on tinfoil for fun or you should hit the download for this immediately. This is what Packagemaker should have been. Don't read, just download, install and smile because your installer falderal is over. Easy to use, covers the silly manual parts that PackageMaker forces you into, flexible, compatible and definitely worth paying for... but free!
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5
BDog
18 May 2015
Version: 1.2.9
Love this app. This has worked almost flawlessly all these years even thought it hasn't been updated. Finally it has stopped working on 10.10.3 (and maybe the supplemental update is what broke it). If this is indeed end of life then I am saddened, but at least it got me through all these years...
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MacParc
30 July 2014
Version: 1.2.9
I clearly prefer Iceberg to Apple's PackageMaker! Christian Buerli [macfix.de] PS: A snapshot function would be nice. ;-)
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AlexM9064
22 October 2013
Version: 1.2.9
Hi all! After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application. Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
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AlexM9064
22 October 2013
Version: 1.2.9
Hi all! After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application. Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
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AlexM9064
22 October 2013
Version: 1.2.9
Hi all! After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application. Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
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4.5
AlexM9064
22 October 2013
Version: 1.2.9
Hi all! After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application. Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
(0)
4.5
AlexM9064
22 October 2013
Version: 1.2.9
Hi all! After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application. Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
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ls7235
26 April 2013
Version: 1.2.9
Hi all, I've just downloaded Iceberg and it's easy to use but I'm having the same issue i had with apple Pacakagemaker: the installed app cant write to the user's folder. The app is installed in /Applications with owner root, group admin. Please help.
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Evilskull
16 March 2010
Version: 1.2.9
What is the use of the start up items that this installs? There are three of them (IcebergBuilder, IcebergControlTower, and IcebergControlTowerTool) and a plist for them. Additionally, why does this installer write data to /usr (/usr/local/bin/freeze and /usr/local/bin/goldin)? And why is there no mention that this installer will litter my drive with data beyond what an application uninstaller could find?
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5
Donmontalvo
15 March 2009
Version: 1.2.5
Add this to your list of ESSENTIAL ADMIN TOOLS. Don Montalvo
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5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
08 October 2008
Version: 1.2.4
If you are using PackageMaker, you are either a candidate for chewing on tinfoil for fun or you should hit the download for this immediately. This is what Packagemaker should have been. Don't read, just download, install and smile because your installer falderal is over. Easy to use, covers the silly manual parts that PackageMaker forces you into, flexible, compatible and definitely worth paying for... but free!
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Haplo
10 July 2006
Version: 1.2
Extremely useful and 348976x better than packagemaker. Packagemaker is just too much work and too much lower level digging to do simple things that are only a few clicks with iceberg. However, the download host used for this is TERRIBLE. I have yet to be able to successfully download 1.2. Mirror it somewhere else >_
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Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 1.1.4
It's a nice and useful app, but I find it too invasive: - why don't use /usr/local/bin instead of /usr/bin? - why an always-running root daemon when I create a package once a week? I think it's much better to enter my admin password in case root privileges are needed to create a package. - for the same reason mentioned above, why a StartupItem when the daemon could be launched only when needed? If all applications should have their own daemon and StartupItem our Macs would become slow as a PC running Windows :-) Consider the previous points as suggestions, not critics, I understand that the developer has built and published Iceberg for free, thus I greatly appreciate his effort.
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Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 1.1.4
Why optimizing the WHOLE disk at the end of the install, why, whY, wHY, WHYYY ?
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4.25
Jan Cinert
06 November 2004
Version: 1.1.2
Yes, Iceberg is great. We have created czech localization of it. Of course, I have some hints to improve Iceberg to work better with me, however its features are great, its very quick, quick launching. I´t has never hung down.
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zoom77
20 May 2004
Version: 1.0.4
I'll just reiterate from the person below: "Ever since I started creating packages with PackageMaker, I have been hoping somebody would create a utility like this" and of course I'm not making Package's anymore. You know how much time this would have saved me? I always had to login as root just to get my package's perfect with permissions. Now I can edit them right in the app like StuffIt and VISE installer. Note to Apple - Kill Package maker in Tiger and replace it with Iceberg What is the point of the daemon that is always running? You gotta lose that. It should only be run when a package is getting built and then killed. No reason to have it running 24x7. If you're thinking about anythng for future released get some simple stuff in the for the pre and postflight scripts so I don't have to be editing shell scripts all the time.
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4.5
Anonymous
22 March 2004
Version: 1.0
Ever since I started creating packages with PackageMaker, I have been hoping somebody would create a utility like this. My installer is somewhat complex - it has a number of packages and a metapackage. This is a major pain to deal with in PackageMaker. I am always having to open up the .plists of my packages and tweak things after every build. Tweak no more! Iceberg is going to save me a ton of time! And it is free!
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Anonymous
22 March 2004
Version: 1.0
This looks like a very handy tool, and I think it's great that it's been released for free. Huzzah! However, I really wish Iceberg didn't install a StartupItem. It seems silly to have a background daemon running all the time when I might only run Iceberg once or twice a month. I understand that this architecture has its advantages, but I'm going to stick with PackageMaker until Iceberg loses the background process. Also, Iceberg's install package puts files in several places on the filesystem. Software that's written this way should also include a way to uninstall the scattered pieces. I didn't see a way to remove Iceberg without manually tracking down and deleting the various components. On the plus side, at least the location of the components are clearly diagrammed on the Iceberg site.
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