[Openmcl-devel] Re: Deploying apps and MacOS X point upgrades

mikel evins mikel at evins.net
Tue Sep 14 22:17:17 UTC 2004


On Sep 14, 2004, at 12:58 PM, Raffael Cavallaro wrote:

> Gary (and I suppose Randy Beer and Mikel Evins - and anyone else with 
> suggestions)
>
> What, if anything can be done about the fact that applications (such 
> as the IDE) need to be rebuilt for every point upgrade to MacOS X? 
> This makes is somewhat inconvenient for potential users - we don't 
> want to have to require that users rebuild an OpenMCL based app every 
> time they install a new point upgrade from Software Update.
>
> Just wondering what my/our options are…

1. You can wait until the Cocoa bridge is fixed

2. You can build your application on Carbon instead of Cocoa. For the 
basics on how to do that, see:

http://evins.net/bosco-howto/

There is one important caveat: if you do that, your app will work, you 
will have access to all OSX features, the UI will even be faster than a 
Cocoa UI, but you will spend a *lot* of time crawling through Carbon 
docs trying to figure out the right order to in which to make calls to 
set up many features you take for granted in Cocoa.

3. You can make an installer that has OpenMCL built into it, and which 
compiles the image of your application at install time on the target 
machine. I'm working on this option now and hope soon to have something 
people can use. It's part of the Clotho effort, so I hope there will be 
a release soon that is both a new version of Clotho and this new 
installer thingie.

--me




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