[PD] Spotlight Importer for OS X

Luke Iannini lukexipd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 14:35:51 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 5:15 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org> wrote:
> On Jun 20, 2008, at 1:55 PM, Luke Iannini wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 4:02 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner
>> <hans at eds.org> wrote:
>>> Does this work at all on 10.4/Tiger?
>> Yes, it's configured by default to work with both 10.4 and 10.5.
> Any idea whether it would cause problems on 10.3?  That's not a make-
> or-break thing, but it would be nice if it could still work on 10.3.
> As for including the Info.plist changes in v0-40, it would need to be
> throughly tested before including it.  Currently, there are only a
> couple outstanding bugs that need to be fixed for this release
> (AFAIK), so I am really hesitant to include something totally new.
According to this http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2005/qa1406.html the
public.plain-text UTI we're using existed in 10.3.  Also, this seems
to be a transitional document for 10.3>10.4, and doesn't include any
callouts except:  "Note: UTIs are available in Mac OS X v10.3 Panther
and later. Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger added many new types and integrated
support throughout the operating system."

So I think it won't be a problem for the keys in the plist, and in the
future, 10.3 should just ignore the
Library/Spotlight/PureData.mdimporter file just as it would ignore any
other file it didn't recognize in the bundle.

>>> As for building it, how do you build it yourself?  That's usually a
>>> good starting point for adding it to the auto-build.  If it is an
>>> xcode project, you can use the command line tool xcodebuild.
>> Yo,
>> I just built in with the build button : ).  I like buttons...
>> So yea, I have the project.  Looks like it builds aok with xcodebuild,
>> thanks for the tip.  Where should I put the project folder?
> Good question. The first place I thought of is packages/darwin_app
> since it is only for things related to the Pd.app for Mac OS X.  Maybe:
> packages/darwin_app/spotlight_importer
> Then it probalby makes sense to make a separate 'spotlight_importer:'
> target in packages/darwin_app/Makefile to build and install it.
> .hc

Will do.

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