[pylucene-dev] [OT]: package and distribute a Mac application?
vajda at osafoundation.org
Mon Feb 14 11:07:20 PST 2005
Nowadays, since the advent of Mac OS X, Macs are Unix systems. OS X/Darwin is
a BSD Unix flavor a close sibling of freebsd.
So, all the regular tar archive based distribution tricks work. In addition,
the Mac has its own ways to distribute things via disk images, which are quite
good too. See the hdiutil program (or the Disj Utility application).
Which you use depends on your audience.
Mac OS X comes with python pre-installed, by the way, but it's python 2.3.
PyLucene requires python 2.4.
So, when that Mac Mini comes in, the first thing to do after done licking it,
is to download and install the developer tools (if not included with the OS
CDs, get them for free from the Apple web site). The download the python 2.4
sources from www.python.org and build them:
- bunzip2 -c python-2.4.tar.bz2 | tar -xvf -
- cd Python-2.4
- ./configure --enable-framework
- sudo make frameworkinstall
Python 2.4 then ends up in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4
with the proper links in /usr/local/bin
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, aurora wrote:
> I have finally placed an order of mac mini :-) Ready to port the
> MindRetrieve application to mac!
> I haven't used a modern mac. I remember there was some discussion here
> about python on mac and that Chandler runs on mac. Just wonder if
> there is any pointer for packaging and distributing a Python
> application. The Windows installer works great. It is one standalone
> installer of 3.6Mb. Inside it bundles Python and PyLucene using
> Innosetup and py2exe. The application run as a NT service in the
> background. Does mac has a counterpart of NT services or unix daemon?
> How does user usually install applications?
> Thanks for your advice.
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