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Mac OS X in a Nutshell by Chris Stone, Chuck Toporek, Jason McIntosh

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Development Applications

These Aqua applications all exist within /Developer/Applications.

Apple Help Indexing Tool

A frontend to the system’s content indexer, tuned especially for making Apple Help web sites. To use it, drag and drop a folder filled with HTML onto this application’s Finder icon; it automatically generates index files and inserts them into the target folder.

Through this tool, you can also specify an HTTP-based remote root, from which the Apple Help application will try to fetch help files that your other help pages reference, but that aren’t present. These pages have a three-day time out on the user’s machine. In this way, you can transparently give an application’s users the most up-to-date Apple Help-based documentation.

Extras

A folder full of curiosities and experimental applications, such as the Mac OS X port of Mac OS 9’s SimpleText text editor, Bluetooth traffic monitors, and the amazing, self-destructing “BombApp” application that demonstrates Mac OS X’s protected memory in a very direct fashion.

FileMerge

A GUI for the diff and merge command-line tools, which helps you analyze the differences between two text files and merge them into one. It can be especially useful within a CVS context, as described in Chapter 18.

icns Browser

Lets you view the contents of icns resource files, which contain the images and bitmasks that make up Aqua icons. (A single icns file can hold several different images, specifying what the icon should look like at various sizes ...

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