[sword-devel] MacSword and Mac AppStore

Manfred Bergmann manfred.bergmann at me.com
Sat Jan 29 05:02:49 MST 2011

Hi Guys.

I think it is relatively unlikely to succeed putting MacSword/Eloquent 
in the Mac AppStore.
The main stumbling blocks are:

- the module installer:
Apple doesn't allow "Apps that download or install additional code or 
resources to add functionality or change their primary purpose will be 

- creating the links for the module utilities in /usr/local/bin. For 
that we aquire admin priviledges via an Apple API but allow doesn't 
allow that either:
"Apps that request escalation to root privileges or use setuid 
attributes will be rejected"

- finally Apps are only allowed to create folders in the filesystem that 
reflect the name of the App. We create a "Sword" folder where the 
modules are stored.
Apple says we do not "comply with the Mac OS X File System documentation".

Nic, did you have similar issues (module installer and filesystem)?

I'm not willing to remove this from the App and If Apple doesn't except 
explanations for those then AppStore is a "no go".


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