Icons on OS X

Mark Talluto revlists at canelasoftware.com
Wed Sep 4 18:50:01 EDT 2002


On Sunday, September 1, 2002, at 05:18  PM, Troy Rollins wrote:

>> My lack of Mac experience requires me to ask how to do this. I tried
>> downloading ResEdit as advised by the Iconographer docs but it 
>> crashed on OS
>> X 10.1.4
>> Any step by step instructions including apps needed would be most 
>> welcome.
>
> Richard's instructions are good, but I find it a real shame that as 
> much as Rev does for you along the way - it leaves you in the lurch 
> for this very crucial stage. You can do practically everything from 
> within the environment - and then when it comes time to distribute, 
> out comes the cryptic pList editor...
>
> ResEdit is NOT a good choice under OSX, it is REALLY showing it age 
> now, and is ill prepared to deal with bundles. The plist editor 
> supplied with apple development tools is OK for this, but something is 
> still missing... perhaps a step by step recipe. Ken Ray gave us some 
> good insights a while back, but unfortunately, once you start to tear 
> apart the Rev build, it gets pretty ugly. The really sad part is that 
> we found editing the Windows registry using the Transcript tools FAR 
> easier than getting the same functions to work in OSX - but of course, 
> Rev provides no real help there.
>
> --
> Troy

I am getting into this a bit late, but here is my two cents.  Doing the 
icons can be a pain the first time you are trying to get it all 
together.  The next revision to Rev will change this over to the new 
Mach O format.  The icons are done a bit differently.  I believe it is 
actually easier now.  I created a movie that anyone can watch that will 
show the process of setting the icons and their associations in an OS X 
app.  If you would like to watch it, it is at:  
http://www.clearsoftware.com/iconmovie.mov

Be forewarned that there is no sound to the movie.  It is about 8MB in 
size but should start playing once you have enough downloaded.



Best regards,
Mark Talluto

http://www.canelasoftware.com




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