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From: Andre Hentz (ahentz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-27 12:47:35

Alan Gutierrez wrote:
> * Alan Gutierrez <alan-jamboost_at_[hidden]> [2004-12-27 03:05]:
>> I've noticed that there is no "bundle" rule for OS X (darwin).
>> If developed, could one be patched into Boost.Build? Or is that
>> best kept in my specific project?
>> In fact, there is very little GUI support in Boost.Build, and
>> as I develop rules for resource compilers, would they belong in
>> Boost.Build to be used by other GUI developers, or is GUI
>> development specific to my project.
>> Or are they there and I can't find them?
> For a start I'd like to create the bundle directory structure.
> mkdir -p "$(FULL_PATH_TO_EXE).app/Contents/MacOS"
> cp "$(FULL_PATH_TO_EXE)" "$(FULL_PATH_TO_EXE).app/Contents/MacOS"
> That would create a minimal EXE.
> What method should I pursue?
> * Creating a top level rule called bundle?
> - Probably necessary so's to specify other bundle resources.
> * Hooking exe?

I don't think you should change the EXE rule. One may want to provide a
'unbundled' version of some executables. Most of my MacOSX executables
are not in a bundle but I do have one that is.

As for the contents of a (very simple) bundle:
Info.plist <-- at least includes the locations
of executable and icon
MacOS/ <-- executable here (or a link to it)
Resources/ <-- application icon here

Perhaps the usage should look like:

exe myexe : $(SOURCES).cpp ;
bundle : myexe : <icon>myexe.icns ;


Andre Hentz


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