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Packaging Marble

Here is some advice about how packaging is supposed to happen on the mac platform.


Configure Marble with:

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release -DQTONLY=ON -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/Applications/ ../marble

To generate a Diskimage (.dmg) one can use this script (based on parts by Tim Sutton, thanks!):



function deploy_file() { for n in $(otool -L $1 | grep Qt); do path=`echo $n | grep Qt` if [ $path ] ; then name=$(basename $path) FRAMEWORKS="$FRAMEWORKS $name" fi done

for framework in $FRAMEWORKS ; do install_name_tool -change \ $framework.framework/Versions/4/$framework \ @executable_path/../Frameworks/$framework.framework/Versions/4/$framework \ $1 done }

function deploy_plugins() { for plugin in $1/Contents/Resources/plugins/*; do deploy_file $plugin done }

function set_bundle_display_options() { osascript <<-EOF

   tell application "Finder"
       set f to POSIX file ("${1}" as string) as alias
       tell folder f
           tell container window
               set toolbar visible to false
               set statusbar visible to false
               set current view to icon view
               delay 1 -- sync
               set the bounds to {20, 50, 300, 400}
           end tell
           delay 1 -- sync
           set icon size of the icon view options of container window to 64
           set arrangement of the icon view options of container window to not arranged
           set position of item "" to {100,150}
           set position of item "Applications" to {280, 150}
           set background picture of the icon view options of container window to file "background.png" of folder "Pictures"
           set the bounds of the container window to {0, 0, 300, 400}
           update without registering applications
           delay 5 -- sync
       end tell
       delay 5 -- sync
   end tell



function create_symlinks() { cd "$1/Contents/Resources" ln -s "../MacOS/resources/data/" "data" ln -s "../MacOS/resources/plugins/" "plugins" cd - }

rm ~/Desktop/${DMGNAME} rm ~/Desktop/${COMPRESSEDDMGNAME} hdiutil create -size 150m -fs HFS+ -volname ${VOLNAME} ~/Desktop/${DMGNAME}

  1. Mount the disk image

hdiutil attach ~/Desktop/${DMGNAME}

  1. Obtain device information

DEVS=$(hdiutil attach ~/Desktop/${DMGNAME} | cut -f 1) DEV=$(echo $DEVS | cut -f 1 -d ' ') VOLUME=$(mount |grep ${DEV} | cut -f 3 -d ' ')

  1. copy in the application bundle

cp -Rp /Applications/${APPNAME}.app ${VOLUME}/${APPNAME}.app

  1. fix the libs

macdeployqt ${VOLUME}/${APPNAME}.app create_symlinks ${VOLUME}/${APPNAME}.app deploy_file "${VOLUME}/${APPNAME}.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/libmarblewidget.7.dylib" deploy_plugins ${VOLUME}/${APPNAME}.app

  1. copy in background image

mkdir -p ${VOLUME}/Pictures

  1. fixme: path

cp ~/Desktop/marble-dmg-background.png ${VOLUME}/Pictures/background.png

  1. symlink applications

ln -s /Applications/ ${VOLUME}/Applications set_bundle_display_options ${VOLUME} mv ${VOLUME}/Pictures ${VOLUME}/.Pictures

  1. Unmount the disk image

hdiutil detach $DEV

  1. Convert the disk image to read-only

hdiutil convert ~/Desktop/${DMGNAME} -format UDBZ -o ~/Desktop/${COMPRESSEDDMGNAME}

It uses the macdeployqt tool which copies Qt and its plugins into the App Bundle. macdeployqt also tells the main application to link against the libs contained in the bundle, instead of the system libs. This does not happen to the libmarblewidget and the Marble plugins, so it has to be done by the script. The script also sets a background Image for the dmg. (Place it at ~/Desktop/marble-dmg-background.png or change the path in the script)

After that you should have Marble-version.dmg on you Desktop.

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