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  • Rezilla: resource forks editor for Mac OS X.
  • Aida: markup language and converter.
  • PList Compiler: property list compiler for Xcode.
  • ToggleFork: drag and drop tool to transfer between resource forks.

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UTILITIES FOR MAC

This page contains various utilities for Mac OS X.

 Rezilla

 Description

Rezilla is a resource forks editor for the Macintosh (system OSX). It is a free software and an Open Source project hosted at SourceForge : click here to go to Rezilla's project at SourceForge.

 

 Doc

 

You can read the doc online in english or in french.

 

 Download

 

All Rezilla binary releases, past and present, are available at SourceForge in the download area of the Rezilla project.

Click here to download a binary for Intel Macs.

 

 Aida

 Description

The Aida project is two-fold:
  • it defines a simple common markup language, designed to describe structured text;
  • it provides a compiler which translates the Aida syntax into various target formats (Html, Latex, Trac, Mediawiki, Text, Markdown,...).
This is useful to create and maintain documentations, help files, etc, which must be distributed on different supports (Web pages, PDF documents, Wiki pages,...). The user writes his/her files using the common Aida Markup Language and converts them to the target format with the aida command.

The system is fast, flexible and extensible. The core command aida is a strict parser (written using Bison and Flex) which analyses files written in the Aida Markup Language and invokes callbacks in order to convert them to the target format.

The aida command embeds a Tcl language interpreter and all the callbacks are written in Tcl: the Tcl scripts constitute Aida's library. This architecture makes it easy to extend the library and define new target formats. It is also very powerful because any Tcl code can be sourced and evaluated within the Aida files and thus one can create dynamic contents, generated on the fly.

Furthermore, the Aida files are highly parameterizable via a header and the entire system is configureable both at the admin's and at the user's level.

It is a free software and an Open Source project hosted at SourceForge : click here to go to the Aida project at SourceForge.

 

 Doc

 

You can read the doc online.

 

 Download

 

All Aida binary releases, past and present, are available at SourceForge in the download area of the Aida project.

 

 PList Compiler

 Description

 

PList Compiler is a property list compiler for Xcode, Apple's development environment. It lets you build localized and non-localized plist files from plc and ploc source files within your Xcode projects. Click here to go to PList Compiler project at SourceForge.

 

 Help

 

Read help and instructions online.

 

 Download

 

Go to the download section of the project at SourceForge.

 

 ToggleFork

 Description

 

Traditionally, Macintosh files (on HFS file systems) have always been constituted of two forks: the data fork and the resource fork. The latter contains all kinds of resources (icons, menus, strings etc.), used by the application or by the system itself. The main draw back of this model is that, when a Macintosh file is copied to another system, it generally looses its resource fork and may become unusable. With bundled applications, Apple has introduced the notion of resources stored in the data fork of a file rather than in the resource fork.

ToggleFork is a simple drag and drop tool which lets you transfer the resources from one fork to the other.

 

 Usage

 

Just drag a file over the icon of ToggleFork:

  • if it is a traditional file with both a data fork and a resource fork, its resource fork will be rewritten in the data fork of a separate file called by default "Out.datafork". The original file is unmodified.
  • if it is a file containing resources in its datafork, all its resources will be copied to the resource fork of a separate file called by default "Out.rsrcfork". The original file is unmodified.
ToggleFork is scriptable so you can also drive it with AppleScript.

 

 Download

 

ToggleFork.hqx (13k)

 

Date: 2013-09-20 10:51:29