[Biococoa-dev] Upgrading to native targets

Charles PARNOT charles.parnot at stanford.edu
Fri Feb 25 02:21:16 EST 2005

 From Apple's docs:
"Cross-development in Xcode requires native targets. For more 
information on how to upgrade existing Jam-based targets to use the 
native build system, see "Converting a Project Builder Target"."

I ran into this problem when trying to add the test framework, which 
requires to use OS X.3 deployement target. Upgrading to native target 
is then needed because old targets do not support different Mac OS X 
version deployment, which also require to set the SDK at the level of 
the project. I am not sure I understand all the details yet, but 
upgrading to a native target seems inevitable. Note that it does not 
prevent the development of X.2.8-compatible targets.

However, native targets require Xcode. Is everybody using Xcode and 
can we switch the framework to a native target? Anyway, it seems that 
we have decided to define a new target BCFoundation.framework to 
replace BioCocoa.framework. And with all these new targets coming, 
and potentially different Mac OS X version deployment, the time has 
come to force everybody to use Xcode, what do you think?

Now that I think about it, I can't see why somebody would not be 
using Xcode yet and would still be on Project Builder, so it is 
probably no big deal. Just want to check.


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