The Cowry Project

A fresh approach to the Mac software update and install problem.


The overall goal of the Cowry project is to promote the use of Mac OS X style bundles as a universal means of software packaging and delivery. Simply put, software shouldn't need to be installed, let alone scattered out into many different places in the file system. The user should be free to put an application (or other bundle) anywhere she likes and have it "just work".

Read more:  > About Cowry  > Goals and Ideas


The current version of the Cowry application is 0.1. It should be considered beta-quality. The release is built as a Universal Binary (i.e. it runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs) and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Read more:  > All Downloads  > Installing Cowry


This project is hosted by SourceForge. You can use the trackers to submit bug reports, feature requests, and patches. The latest development source code is available from the Subversion repository. Other resources are listed on the project summary page.