[Vm-dev] News about bundling VM (Mac users mostly)

Esteban Lorenzano estebanlm at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 17:03:37 UTC 2012

On Jun 21, 2012, at 6:55 PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:

> On 21 June 2012 18:45, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> On 2012-06-21, at 18:25, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>>> - changed the VM bundle directory layout: now all external plugins
>>> and dlls are stored in Contents/Plugins subdir,
>>> instead of Contents/Resources as before (see screenshot attached)
>>> - changed the external plugin search logic to search this Plugins dir
>>> instead of Resources
>> Very nice! However, what's the reason you did not put the plugins in the MacOS folder? That way a multi-platform all-in-one bundle would have only one subdirectory per platform.
> Do you think it is important detail?
> I thought bundles live and die on macs.. so why caring putting it there?
> For iOS, we can use absolutely different layout , and for non-mac
> platforms it is completely unrelated...

iOS builds need a very different app construction, so yes... it will not work out of the box there, but well, it is also not working now since I still didn't configure it for create vms with make (just with cmake+xcode).


> I don't know much about bundle convention(s).. but to what i have
> seen, they look a bit arbitrary
> (i browsed multiple .app bundles).
> So, if you (and others) think plugins should be under MacOS subdir, it
> will be easy to change that,
> before we put VM in use.
>> - Bert -
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko.

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