Using Maven to create a Mac OS X app bundle
I came across this post and this Maven plugin today. Call me cynical, but I was shocked when it worked out of the box, building our application as a Mac friendly .app which can be run with a double click.
To test it out, all I did was change into our application’s trunk directory and ran:
mvn package osxappbundle:bundle -DmainClass=com.mypkg.MyMain
And it worked!
So I extended integrated it into our pom.xml with the following. Now whenever our app is packaged on a Mac, in addition to the other artifacts, an .app, .dmg, and .zip of the My App tool will be created.
.... package-osx-bundle mac org.codehaus.mojo osxappbundle-maven-plugin com.mypkg.MyMain My App 1.5+ package bundle