Subject: Re: How to build the Aiksaurus plugin?
From: Hubert Figuiere (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 04:53:25 CDT
According to F J Franklin <F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk>:
> > Did you do this from scratch or did you copy over what I made for MacOS X
> > (even though I did not include data files).
> Sorry, I didn't mean to take credit for your work.
> I have used AbiWord.icns, Info.plist and PkgInfo from
I just wanted to know whether I would have interest in digging in what you
made to check with my stuff or not. I don't mind you to take it. After it is
Free software :-)
> Originally I was putting the AbiSuite subdirectories in
> XAbiword.app/Contents/Resources, but after yesterday's talk on plugins I
> have decided to have an AbiSuite folder which contains the AbiSuite
> subdirectories and the XAbiWord.app bundle - which makes it a lot simpler
> to add plugins, dictionaries, etc. Then it's just a case of copying the
> folder to /Applications (or wherever) and dragging Abi the Ant to the
I'm not sure it is the correct way to go. Keepind the AbiSuite directory
inside the application bundle is IMHO what we should do, and we should build
plug-ins as bundles too that we throw either in the application bundle or in
some user location like ~/Library/AbiSuite
> The tricky bit is in the wrapper scripts. I have a binary executable which
> does a chdir () to /.../XAbiWord.app/Contents and then calls a modified
> version of the usual AbiWord wrapper via execve (), and the AbiWord
> wrapper sets ABISUITE_HOME=../.. etc.
I'm not sure to know how to do this properly. Currently the Mac port does NOT
care for the ABISUITE_HOME dir. IMHO it will find it using bundle services.
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