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Re: macOS 64-bit

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser
Subject: Re: macOS 64-bit
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 16:44:39 -0500

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 4:35 PM Jonas Hahnfeld <address@hidden> wrote:

> By far no Mac expert, but if dynamic libraries are problematic would it
> help to have a static executable?

Maybe.  If I understand correctly, though, .app bundles are *designed* to
easily contain dylibs, frameworks, and other dependencies, so (assuming
something like dylibbundler can help automate the packaging process) that’s
the least of our problems.

Nontechnical Mac OS X users are not accustomed to dealing with “naked”
executables not contained in .app bundles.  The GUI doesn’t even provide a
good way of doing so; it’s just not the way the OS works.

In other words, for typical users, the executable is going to have to get
packaged in an .app bundle regardless of whether it’s statically or
dynamically linked.

I experimented with such a setup for
> Linux, and I eventually got it to build. Not sure what the status of my
> script is, I can try to dig it up...

That could be useful; I’d like to see it if possible.  Thanks!

> Jonas


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