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

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Wed Mar 8 13:29:52 EST 2006

Boa tarde Andre,

> 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,

oh no, no chance, I was just curious!

> 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.

Thank you very much for this explanation, my spanish friend :-D

> A bundle is not just a pretty folder™

Just like an application package...

> Cheers
> andre

Best from gerfew ehmm... germany :-)

Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de

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