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Inside Macintosh: Programmer's Guide to MacApp / Part 2 - Working With MacApp

Appendix A -
Working With the MacApp
Build System

MacApp provides an automated build facility, called MABuild, that works in conjunction with the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (MPW) Make command to create applications. This appendix explains how to use MABuild.

Appendix Contents
Building a MacApp Application
The Architecture of MacApp's Build System
MABuild System Files
Startup Files
Dependencies and Definitions Files
Help File
Miscellaneous Build Files
The MABuild Process
Introduction to MABuild Options
Default Inputs Provided to MABuild
One-File Build Configuration
MPW Shell Variables for MABuild
Inputs You Provide to MABuild
The Magic Five Files
MABuild Options
Modifying MABuild's Default Behavior
Specifying Command-Line Options
Building Native Applications
Native Power Macintosh Applications
Fat Applications
Building Noncode Resources
Common Command-Line Options
Pass-Through Options
Other Command-Line Options
Creating a Makefile
The First Half of the Makefile Contains Definitions
The Second Half of the Makefile Contains Dependencies
Folder-Naming Convention
Programming Considerations

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25 JUL 1996