[CMake] OSX Bundling

Michael Jackson mike.jackson at bluequartz.net
Sat May 7 08:04:02 EDT 2011

If it is a true OS X native app then you will want to look at
"BundleUtilities" in CMake to build the app bundle. If it is an X11
wrapper that you want then there is an x11 packaging target that you
can use. Both are covered in the documentation.

Mike Jackson

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, jtwadsworth <jtwadsworth at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm new to CMake and struggling to understand OSX building.
> I have a source code that used to install as an OSX .app just fine with make
> and its Makefile.osx.  The maintainer has now switched to CMake but does not
> know how to write the CMakeLists.txt to achieve the same goal that
> Makefile.osx used to for this source.
> The source currently compiles just fine into an executable that runs fine in
> X11/terminal on my OSX machine, but it's really not elegant or as good as
> the original OSX builds were.
> I've read the docs for CMake and still struggling to know where to start.
> The current toplevel CMakeLists.txt has no OSX build support, but is fine
> for Windows, Linux, Unix in terminal.
> Any guidance would be appreciated from the gurus here.
> jtw
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Mike Jackson                  mike.jackson at bluequartz.net
BlueQuartz Software                    www.bluequartz.net
Principal Software Engineer                  Dayton, Ohio

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