Valentin Schmidt posted this on the Direct-L regarding making apps for the AppStore:
"although I'm not really into that App Store thing (some of you might
remember ;-), I think I have an alternative solution that might be
better (if it works). here is what I just did:
1.) open "TrimTheFat", go to the program settings and change it so that
the the traget files are altered directly and no backup copies are created.
2.) now duplicate you complete "Adobe Director 11" folder inside the
application folder, and rename the copy e.g. to "Adobe Director 11
3.) inside that new duplicate IntelOnly director folder, temporarily
rename the folder
drop that application bundle on the TrimTheFat icon (which will remove
the PPC parts of all director frameworks inside), and then rename it to
4.) drop the complete
folder inside that duplicate IntelOnly Director folder on the TrimTheFat
icon, which will strip the PPC part of ALL xtras.
Done! Now you have a new version of Director 11 that creates pure Intel
stadalone projectors. I think (hope) that such standalone projectors can
directly (that is, after moodifying Info.plist) be used in combination
for the app store. if you or anybody else has a chance to test if that's
correct, here is a little IntelOnly test projector that I just created
this way with my IntelOnly Director Version:
it's a standalone projector that contains 6 xtras."
.... and then he followed up with this post:
"unfortunately this method only solves the intel-only standalone
projector issue, but not the code signing issue. using the codesign tool
with such an intel-only projector still results in an error.
but I found a simple and free solution also for this problem (along the
lines that toby already described): you can create a tiny "outer" app
package using "playtypus":
I used this tool to create a minimal app bundle called
CipboardViewer.app that internally only calls a bash script with this
here a playtypus screenshot that shows the settings I used:
then I've put my original IntelOnly director projector (also called
"CipboardViewer.app") inside the /Contents/Resources folder inside the
Done. The resulting app can succesfully be signed with codesign simply
typing something like this in the terminal:
codesign -s fluxus -v /Users/fluxus/Desktop/ClipboardViewer.app
for details on the signing process see also:
here is a demo app I created with this method:
instead of downloading and using playtypus, you could as well just
download this demo, replace the internal projector.app with your own
intel-only projector and edit Contents/Info.plist and
Contents/Resources/script accordingly (and then sign the result with
your own key).
and here is a self-signed version of the above demo:
Beyond that I have not used Director on Mac so I cannot answer any questions, but hopefully everything is clear enough to follow.