Have you developed Windows stacks on Mac w Virtual PC?

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Tue Feb 8 10:37:52 EST 2005


I have built on OSX and then copied over to Virtual PC and opened 
within REV running on Virtual PC. I built a cross-platform CD and 
needed to test the code. Rev runs slower in VPC but since the major 
creation was done already it wasn't too bad at all. Paths and relative 
paths are different and also menus. I use PNGs for images (good for  
compression and for transparency) I use .wav for sounds (mp3 might work 
as well). I didn't run into any other problems than these and most of 
it went pretty smooth.

Problems:
On Windows:
EXE can not be at root level of CD - but paths to illustrations/images 
from OSX all lead to root level relative to OSX app.
Solution:
Create short cut (shortcut.lnk) at root level to executable in a DATA 
folder.
Create autorun.inf at root level pointing to executable in a DATA 
folder.
Change relative paths for images in REV (made easier since I made all 
of my paths relative on the OSX side) to point to new placement in DATA 
folder.
Best solution is:
CD
	shortcut.lnk
	autorun.inf
	AppOSX.app - Alias
	AppOS9.app - Alias
	DATA
		App.exe
		AppOSX.app
		AppOS9.app
		IMAGES
			Image01.png
			Image02.png
			ETC.
On windows the highlited color is treated differently than on the MAC 
and I had problems with menus with colored highlites.
Menus can be a problem.



On Feb 8, 2005, at 9:02 AM, Burrton Woodruff wrote:

> Hi Folk,
>
> Has anyone built Windows applications on a Mac using Virtual PC?
>
> Would you be willing to provide any advice about the good and the bad?
>
> Burt Woodruff
> Department of Psychology
> bwoodruf at butler.edu
> JH 290  940-9267
>
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Thomas J. McGrath III
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