[OS X TeX] i-Installer & Jaguar (10.2) Trivial Fix

Tom Kiffe tom at kiffe.com
Mon Oct 7 23:51:33 EDT 2002

On Monday, October 7, 2002, Juan Manuel Palacios:
>	A bit off topic but worth clarifying.The Finder used in Mac OS X is a Cocoa application my friend, not Carbon. Take a closer look: not runnable in Mac OS 9, presented as a "browsable" package, localization support and the final test:
>[juan at PowerBook: Acrobat Reader 5.0]% pwd
>/Applications/Acrobat Reader 5.0
>[juan at PowerBook: Acrobat Reader 5.0]% file Acrobat\ Reader\ 5.0
>Acrobat Reader 5.0: CFM binary
>[juan at PowerBook: Acrobat Reader 5.0]%
>	Carbon applications are just classic CFM binaries with minor modifications to the source code, whereas:
>[juan at PowerBook: Acrobat Reader 5.0]% cd /System/Library/CoreServices/
>[juan at PowerBook: CoreServices]% ls -l Finder.app/
>total 0
>drwxr-xr-x    7 root     wheel         264 Dec  8  2001 Contents/
>[juan at PowerBook: CoreServices]%
>	First we can see that what we see through the Finder as the "application" is no more than a package, or a directory under Terminal's eyes, which contains a binary inside:
>[juan at PowerBook: CoreServices]% cd Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/
>[juan at PowerBook: MacOS]% ls -l
>total 2.3M
>-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     wheel        2.3M Aug 21 00:34 Finder*
>[juan at PowerBook: MacOS]% file Finder
>Finder: Mach-O executable ppc
>[juan at PowerBook: MacOS]%
>	See the difference between a Carbon and a Cocoa application? Another example:

According to Apple's Web Site the Finder, up to June 2002 at least, is a Carbon application. A Carbon application can be either CFM or Mach-O executable ppc
and it can be either a bundled package or a single binary. 


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