A software update framework for macOS
Secure and reliable software update framework for Cocoa developers.
This branch is the production ready, battle-tested version of Sparkle used by thousands of Mac apps.
The upcoming Sparkle 2 (currently in beta) can be found in the 2.x branch.
See getting started guide. No code is necessary, but a bit of Xcode configuration is required.
This repository uses git submodules, and will not build unless you clone recursively. Also, GitHub-provided ZIP/tar archives are broken due to GitHub not supporting git submodules properly.
git clone --recursive https://github.com/sparkle-project/Sparkle
Please check Console.app. Sparkle prints detailed information there about all problems it encounters. It often also suggests solutions to the problems, so please read Sparkle's log messages carefully.
generate_appcasttool which creates appcast files, correct signatures, and delta updates automatically.
Delete your app's preferences (in
~/Library/Preferences/) if you've set another feed URL programmatically via Sparkle's Objective-C interface.
Sparkle is built with
-fvisibility=hidden -fvisibility-inlines-hiddenwhich means no symbols are exported by default. If you are adding a symbol to the public API you must decorate the declaration with the
SU_EXPORTmacro (grep the source code for examples).
cdto the root of the Sparkle source tree and run
make release. Sparkle-VERSION.tar.bz2 will be created in a temporary directory and revealed in Finder after the build has completed.
Alternatively, build the Distribution scheme in the Xcode UI.
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