[Haskell-cafe] ANN: Silkworm game
dons at galois.com
Sun May 3 15:41:37 EDT 2009
For the Mac, you might have to use mkbndl or one of the other native
package builders for the Mac.
> So here's the thing.... to get it to run on Mac OS X, I have to build a
> "SilkwormGame.app" directory, with a "Resources" directory inside, along
> with a lot of other rubbish, just so that GLFW can create a Mac OS window
> that accepts mouse and keyboard input. This is the purpose of the
> Makefile--it uses a script borrowed from wxWindows to assemble all the
> Obviously, this rigamarole is not necessary in Unix. But am I correct
> in assuming that there is no facility in Cabal that prepares a Mac OS
> "app" in this way? Any suggestions so that a cabal install will work
> for both Unix and Mac users?
> Here is what I get (using Don's Silkworm.cabal):
>> ~/Documents/Duane/BYU Semesters/2009-Winter/Graphics/Silkworm(master) $
>> cabal install
>> Resolving dependencies...
>> Configuring Silkworm-0.2...
>> Preprocessing executables for Silkworm-0.2...
>> Building Silkworm-0.2...
>> [ 1 of 16] Compiling Silkworm.Action ( Silkworm/Action.hs, dist/
>> build/SilkwormGame/SilkwormGame-tmp/Silkworm/Action.o )
>> ... <snip>...
>> [16 of 16] Compiling Main ( main.hs, dist/build/
>> SilkwormGame/SilkwormGame-tmp/Main.o )
>> Linking dist/build/SilkwormGame/SilkwormGame ...
>> Installing executable(s) in /Users/duane/.cabal/bin
>> ~/Silkworm(master) $ SilkwormGame
>> Working in unbundled mode. You should build a .app wrapper for your
>> Mac OS X applications.
>> SilkwormGame: ~/Silkworm/background.png: openBinaryFile: does not
>> exist (No such file or directory)
> Putting the binary files in the place it expects produces the same
> "working in unbundled mode" along with a window that will not capture
> ANY input from the mouse or keyboard. In fact, it won't even rise to
> the top of the window stack--it remains behind the terminal window.
> Thanks for you help,
> -- Duane
> On May 2, 2009, at 6:07 PM, Don Stewart wrote:
>> Yes, it is quite fun.
>> I think it should be using cabal's datadir from Paths_silkworm.hs to
>> install (and find) the resources.
>> Yell if you can't figure out how to do that. (xmonad has an example)
>> -- Don
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