Standalone build - version number question


    Jan 27 2012 | 2:29 am
    Hi all,
    Little question regarding standalone builds. I am building an application from Max 6 out of an ongoing project, and I was wondering if there was anyway to specify a version number for my standalone builds? I understand that the app is a combination of the mxf file (collective) and runtime, so I assume this is why the version number for the app reflects the current Max version (e.g. for my current app the version = 6.0.3).
    It would be useful if this could somehow be changed, as the only workaround for differentiating various iterations of the app I can see is to add the version no. following the name of the app eg. "My awesome app v.1.0", "My awesome app v.1.01" etc...
    Funny question I know, but if anyone knows how to do this in Max 6, or even if there's an OS X workaround that would be of great help,
    Thanks,
    Ben

    • Jan 27 2012 | 7:49 am
      Under OSX, you need to edit the Info.plist file in the .app package (this can be done with a text editor, but is easier with the "Property List Editor", installed with the developer tools.
      The interesting fields are Get Info string, CFBundleLongVersionString, Bundle versions string, short, Bundle version.
    • Jan 27 2012 | 1:51 pm
      That's fantastic - many thanks Patrick, just the solution I was looking for!!