how do i convert my xcode cocoa app

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    Silver-Fox

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    hi

    after i made my basc program i was wondering how i can convert my basic application in cocoa, to an installable file? if it is possible

    thanks
     
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    robbieduncan

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    You cannot use Basic of any flavour to write Cocoa. Pure Cocoa is normally written in Objective-C although there are bridges from Java, Python and other languages.
     
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    kainjow

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    Although, REALbasic is coming out with an update that will produce Cocoa apps.
     
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    Eraserhead

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    Can't you use RealBasic?

    EDIT Damn beaten.
     
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    Silver-Fox

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    i wrote the application in xcode 2.2 it is cocoa c. so is it possible to make it in to an installable app?
     
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    kainjow

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    Project > Set Active Build Configuration > Release. Then compile and distribute your .app.
     
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    Silver-Fox

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    if i follow them steps do they allow others to install my application?
     
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    kainjow

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    Um, just like any other Mac application. Drag and drop into /Applications folder. If you have components that *need* to be installed and you can't do it any other way (bundle in .app and manually install on first-run?) then use PackageMaker in /Developer/Applications/Utilities/
     
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    gnasher729

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    It sounds to me that he doesn't have a Basic application (an application written in some dialect of the Basic programming language), but a basic application (an application that is not very complex). However, I might be wrong.

    Just goes to show how important it is to express your questions in clear, correct English so that people trying to help don't have to make guesses.
     

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