[sword-devel] BibleTime Windows and Mac packages
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Sat Apr 18 05:57:53 MST 2009
On Apr 18, 2009, at 8:36 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Am 18.04.2009 um 12:34 schrieb DM Smith:
>> Regarding Mac, here is my experience (pretending to be a typical
>> Mac user):
>> 1) The installer was a surprise. I did not expect a pkg installer
>> but rather I expected to have an app wrapped in a dmg that I would
>> drag to the location of my choice. This is what both Bible Desktop
>> and Mac Sword have. This kind of installer is not at all typical
>> for a Mac user. I see it for things like MacOffice, Adobe
>> Photoshop, EA games and other stuff from very well known vendors.
>> It makes me wonder whether I want to install at all as it gives
>> away root access to my machine, making me suspicious of a Trojan.
>> Though I know you guys and am not suspicious, I am curious as to
>> what is being installed that requires root access.
> Surprise for me too. An installer is better than not having
> BibleTime on Mac at all.
IMHO a zip is better than a pkg installer and a simple dmg, better
than a zip.
> However installers are for more complex installations where you need
> to install Kernel extensions or need to run some post-install scripts.
> In this case, if all data is within the application bundle an
> installer is not needed.
> The Admin access is to write the data into /usr where normally you
> don't have write access.
> But the same applies to /Applications.
While it is true that /Applications needs Admin access, it does not
require a password to drag an app there. It is reasonably safe as I
know I am simply moving an app from the installer to /Applications.
>> 5) Having found it I have know idea how to run it. Since I can't
>> get to it in Finder, I can't execute it. From terminal one cannot
>> run an app as the app is nothing more than a folder. No normal Mac
>> user will ever use the Terminal to do anything. Not being a normal
>> Mac user, I finally moved it /Applications where it can be seen by
>> Spotlight, my preferred way of launching programs, and by Finder.
> You can run application bundles from command line. Check out "open"
> For example:
> # open /usr/bibletime.app
> should run it. But yes, normally very few people do this.
Thanks for the pointer!
>> On Apr 18, 2009, at 3:03 AM, Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
>>> I forward this from bt-devel because some people here might be
>>> interested on Windows and Mac binaries (see 2) and 3) below) of
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: [bt-devel] CPack and other patches
>>> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:17:14 -0500
>>> From: Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com>
>>> Reply-To: BibleTime development <bt-devel at crosswire.org>
>>> To: BibleTime development <bt-devel at crosswire.org>
>>> On http://www.crosswire.org/~ghellings/bibletime you should be able
>>> now to find the following files:
>>> 1) Bt-with-Qt4.5.zip - a file which consists of all my BibleTime
>>> directories from Windows. You can unzip it into, e.g.,
>>> C:\Bt-with-Qt4.5 (where I had it), run CMake across the bibletime-
>>> and bibletime-build directories, then open Bibletime\Bibletime.sln
>>> things should build for you. YMMV, but I'll try to help out as much
>>> as possible. You'll need your own build of Qt in order for this to
>>> work. Please let me know of problems you have, including if I'm
>>> breaking GPL/LGPL licenses with it, but I think all the sources for
>>> everything but Qt are included. You'll still need to set a few
>>> environment variables before running CMake: QTDIR needs to point to
>>> the root of the Qt build you're using and BOOST_ROOT to the base of
>>> the boost_1_38_0\ directory under this unpackaged folder.
>>> 2) bibletime-2.0.0alpha3-win32.exe - an installer, built with CPack,
>>> that should install everything needed for users of BibleTime on
>>> Windows. Again, YMMV, but I've actually tested it, this time, on my
>>> XP virtual machine and everything installs and runs. I'm not able
>>> get the SVG files running on XP, but there is a QtSvg4.dll and
>>> QtSvgd4.dll in the 4.5.0 build -- getting those linked in properly
>>> modified CMakeLists.txt to link in the SVG libraries, but I they
>>> seem to be used) might solve our issue of that display.
>>> 3) bibletime-2.0.0alpha3-Darwin.dmg - an installer I built, also
>>> CPack, as a first attempt at getting the system to operate as it is
>>> supposed to. If someone with a non-development Mac could test it
>>> and give feedback, it'd be great to help me in figuring out exactly
>>> what libraries are needed in the install pack.
>>> 4) CMake.diff -- a patch file that makes all the above possible. It
>>> includes the patches that make this possible and I've tested them on
>>> both Windows and Macintosh.
>>> Any feedback from others? We can certainly extend the CPack
>>> to cover other package systems. It'd be nice to hear if I'm chasing
>>> shadows or if this is a good direction for me to pursue. I got no
>>> feedback on the patch I posted here yesterday that dealt with all
>>> issues except for the CPack. The patch in there now includes the
>>> from yesterday with a few fixes.
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