[Openmcl-devel] launch app

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Tue May 5 07:21:51 PDT 2009

On May 5, 2009, at 6:25 AM, Gary Byers wrote:

> If you have questions about
> Cocoa that aren't really CCL-specific - like "what method does ___ ?"
> or "what does the method ___ do ?", there are probably better ways of
> getting answers (where "better" means, among other things, "makes  
> better
> use of the time of everyone concerned.")

specifically, search in these places:

1. AppKiDo as Gary already suggested:

2. Xcode:Help:Documentation
Whether you search on an API string, Title, or Full Text depends on  
what you're looking for.

for example, with your question, If I select C++,ObjcC,JS,C only  
(instead of All Languages), API, and Contains (the broadest API  
search), enter "launch," and sort the results by language so that I'm  
only looking at the ObjC results, I see the launchApplication: method  
of NSWorkspace class near the top of the list. Clicking on that entry  
brings up the Apple Docs for the class and that method.

3. <http://www.cocoabuilder.com/archive/bydate>
which is the searchable online archive of Apple's Cocoa-dev mailing  

4. If these still don't get what you're looking for, sometimes you'll  
find that plain ol' google will.

You should also consider joining Apple's cocoa-dev mailing list so you  
can ask cocoa-specific questions there if needed.
<http://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/cocoa-dev> This URL also  
contains a searchable archive of the cocoa-dev mailing list, but I  
find it less pleasant to use.

warmest regards,


Raffael Cavallaro, Ph.D.
raffaelcavallaro at mac.com

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