OT: what makes a bundle a bundle on OS X?

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Wed Mar 8 13:03:19 EST 2006


Klaus,

from a quick look. Bundles have the "BDNL" file type. Revdb.bundle  
has a "APPL" file type.

revxml has a pkgInfo file with it's bundle file type and no creator.  
revdb.bundle has a info.plist file listing APPL as the bundle type...  
and so on.

They are both bundles, but of a different nature.

If you're looking into creating bundles, try creating a folder with  
with a 'Contents' subfolder, inside that folder try putting a pkgInfo  
text file with "BDNL????", it might work... There are technical docs  
at the ADC site about bundles "About Bundles" <http:// 
developer.apple.com/documentation/CoreFoundation/Conceptual/CFBundles/ 
Concepts/about.html>

In this ADC docs, you'll learn all about modern bundle structures and  
where to put each file. A bundle is not just a pretty folder™

Cheers
andre

On Mar 8, 2006, at 12:43 PM, Klaus Major wrote:

> Hi friends,
>
> maybe someone can explain the following to me, i am very curious :-)
>
> Some Bundles appear as ONE file -> revxml.bundle
> and some appear as a folder -> revdb.bundle
>
> What is the difference?
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
> Regards
>
> Klaus Major
> klaus at major-k.de
> http://www.major-k.de
>
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