Burning a CD without a GUI

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rpk5000, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. rpk5000 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008
    Let me preface this by saying I've never owned a mac before, nor do I currently own one.

    I'm a java developer on Windows (Vista), and I am writing an application that at one point will burn data to a cd, preferably from an iso. Due to Suns resistance to incrementally improve things and inability to support basic I/O functions, I cannot do this in Java. To get around this limitation, I used process exec to call an exe to do this on windows, and passed the parameters through that call (Drive the cd is on, path, burn settings). On windows, doing this was relatively easy, as Microsoft has made available a small (14K) executable to do so. The application must support Linux and Mac OS X (10.4-10.5 preferred, 10.5 only is fine too). This leads me here. I have searched google a bit, but perhaps I’m looking with the wrong terms (never used a mac). I was hoping someone could either point me to a built in function, or at a small program I can appropriate for this purpose. Again, the application should not require any user input, run relatively quietly, and be somewhat small.

    Supporting OS X is more of a gesture by us, not a requirement (Kinda like how you guys miss out on a lot of games)

    If anyone could help me out, I’d greatly appreciate it.
  2. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    One note of advice don't make pompous statements like the second to your last line if you expect to really get help on this forum.:p
  3. rpk5000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008

    I assume you meant that one?

    I'm only pointing out that people always complain about how developers don't support mac as much as windows, and saying that as a developer, I'm looking to support those who use macs. I meant to clarify that this isn't for some company or anything by that line, where I'm required to provide this kind of support, but only that I'm looking to go out of my way to assist my user base.
  4. rpk5000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008

    And on the off chance that no one knows here, can you recommend a better place to ask the question?

Share This Page