I'm developing a CC extension (for Photoshop). This extension is to be bundled with an application we're selling. I'm working on a Mac but this should work on Windows as well.
I have a proof-of-concept extension working in Photoshop, in debug mode, and I'm trying to understand how it should be deployed to users.
Following the instructions in the CC_Extension guide I signed the extension (using a self signed extension) and that seems ok but I'm stuck beyond that.
After some failed attempts to install it via Extension Manager I realised this (Extension Manager) is dead and not to be used anymore.
I tried ZXPInstaller but it refuses to install the extension saying:
"The installation failed because the extension is not compatible with the installed applications"
I tried copying the zxp file to /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/ but it is not seen by photoshop upon restarting.
1. Is there an official guide for this from Adobe which is both accurate and up-to-date regarding deployment, clearly the guide I have is not up-do-date as it explains in length how to use extension manager with is obsolete
2. How can I deploy my extension to users? What are the officially sanctioned options for deployment.
3. Is there any tool that will enable me to troubleshoot why the extension is not loading/installing?
Your help will be much appreciated!
grab the ZXP, rename it as ZIP, unZip it.
Move the resulting folder to: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/
Does it show in PS? If it doesn't, then you've a problem in the manifest.xml.
Conversely, (i.e. it shows), then you have a problem with the ZXP. Have a look here for extra guidance: http://www.davidebarranca.com/2014/05/html-panels-tips-10-packaging-zxp-installers/