Ports applications are not shown to Mac Application menu

Jeff Singleton gvibe06 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 06:18:17 PDT 2010

Platypus only makes App bundles out of Java (jar) applications that
are launched via shell script.

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Eric Le Lay <elelay at macports.org> wrote:
>  Le 22/08/10 02:00, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :
>> On Aug 21, 2010, at 18:23, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>>> My only real interest aside from helping others is making use of makeicns
>>> which I think is a really cool tool.
>>> Here is the launcher app stuff. The Info.plist and ClawsMail.sh could be
>>> add to the files dir.
>>>    system "echo '${prefix}/bin/claws-mail>  /dev/null 2>&1&'>>
>>>  ${worksrcpath}/macports/${my_app}.sh"
>> And this ("&") means that when you double-click the app icon, it will
>> appear in the dock, launch this process, and then immediately disappear from
>> the dock again while the app opens. So this isn't really how people are used
>> to icons working in the dock. So this may not be a great idea to do in the
>> port.
> Maybe Platypus (http://www.sveinbjorn.org/platypus/) would provide a better
> launcher. It needs to be installed to build a wrapper to the script, though.
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