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Date: 2006-10-25 (02:16)
From: Pietro Abate <Pietro.Abate@a...>
Subject: Re: Re: [Caml-list] macosx, ocaml, findlib and extlib
Hi all,

I've created two Mac packages for extlib and findlib and I've submitted
patches respectively against extlib-1.5 and findlib-1.1.2pl1.  As far as
I can see, these packages play well with the mac package of the ocaml
toolchain from inria.

For those who are interested, you can get patches and packages here.

It would be great if these packages could be hosted somewhere more
official (hint hint :)) 

I haven't tested them very carefully ... so please let me know if I've
done something silly...


On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 09:12:44AM -0500, Doug Kirk wrote:
> Install the files on your Mac. Then use
> /Developer/Applications/Utilities/Package Maker (comes with Apple's
> developer tools bundled with OS X) to make a "Single Package Project",
> then click "Assist Me...". It'll prompt you for all of the files you
> want to include in your package (you can drag&drop from Finder), and
> allow you to specify target paths for each. Finally, it'll create a
> Mac OS X GUI installer for you to distribute to your users.
> You can also make packages for each component and bundle them in a
> "Metapackage Project", which bundles several packages into a single
> installer.
> On 10/20/06, Pietro Abate <> wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 12:14:54PM +0200, Daniel B?nzli wrote:
> >> Le 20 oct. 06 ? 04:02, Pietro Abate a ?crit :
> >> >Yes, this is the point. My users don't have big technical skills and
> >> >godi can be a bit too much for them. I'm looking at all in one
> >> >solution to install my software that targets non technical users.
> >> Why don't you distribute a binary then ?
> >
> >My application is basically a front-end (written in camlp4) plus
> >libraries, to generate ocaml code that then is compiled to generate an
> >application... The compilation process is all well hidden from the user,
> >but I still need the ocaml tool-chain to do the job. So yes, I'm going
> >to distribute the compiled version of my library, but this also needs
> >ocamlfind and ocamlc to be of any use.
> >
> >Something that I could do it to create a bundle with the ocaml
> >tool-chain, findlib and my application all together. Is that I've never
> >created .app on Mac and I still have to decide if this is the best way.
> >I've also to say that I don't particularly like to develop for Mac.
> >
> >Is the xml file (or scripts) that generates the ocaml toolchain binary
> >(.app) from inria available somewhere ? It can be a good starting point
> >to learn... is it in the ocaml source tree ?
> >
> >pietro
> >
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