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What I know so far ...
Disk Utility Can burn a disk from a sparseimage file and preserves all of the attributes: icon position, icon text size, snap-to-grid, background picture, view and window bounds. In other words, it makes an exact copy of the disk image. It also shows progress of the burn. It has only one problem: 'Leave Appendable' is not available when burning to a DVD. (Which is the only reason I was trying to use a 'burn' command.)
File/Burn Disk... menu and a Burn Folder's Burn button This does show progress, but it destroys all the attributes listed above. The disk it burns is totally unacceptable.
burn command in hdiutil or drutil This works like Disk Utility, in other words, it works very well, but progress of the burn is not shown. Not showing progress makes this unacceptable. I didn't think this was important until after trying the burn command ... It's a real killer.
XBurn scripting addition I found this late yesterday and tested it this morning. It does not show progress. It will only burn a folder, not a sparseimage file. My test used the equivalent of 'Leave Appendable', but this failed. It does not preserve attributes listed above. Totally unacceptable.
Why doesn't 'burn' show progress? Late yesterday I quickly re-read TN2065 "Do shell script ..." and was reminded that 'do shell script' was designed to run terminal commands and terminal-only unix boxes don't show progress, at least not like a Mac does. Which prompts the question: Why was a useless 'burn' command included in hdiutil and drutil?
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