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Re: Icon? issue on Mac OS X

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-01-04 14:49:20 CET

On Jan 3, 2005, at 5:57 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> Hi Ryan. I'm not sure why you're getting errors, but maybe it's
> because the 5th character in the filename is ASCII 13, which is an
> unusual character to have in a filename.
>
> I don't think checking Icon[13] files into or out of a repository
> would be successful in any case, as these files are resource-fork
> based, not data-fork based. Since a repository is entirely data-fork
> based, this would not seem to be possible unless you first encoded the
> Icon[13] files into a data-fork-only representation, such as binhex.
> The same would apply to any other files that contain resources in the
> Mac-specific resource fork info that needs to be preserved.
>

It depends. .icns files are not resource-fork based. I routinely
build the Mac version of my application on Windows. It's a Java app,
but I package it in a Mac application bundle. In OS X the trend is to
move away from resource forks, so none are required.

Scott

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