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@@ -8,35 +8,53 @@ Build and deploy tools for Cocoa apps using Sparkle for distributions and upgrad
Rake tasks:
+ rake appcast # Create dmg, update appcast file, and upload to host
rake appcast:build # Create/update the appcast file
+ rake appcast:dmg # Create the dmg file for appcasting
rake appcast:upload # Upload the appcast file to the host
Original code posted by Chris Bailey at
-* FIX (list of features or problems)
+Choctop comes with rake tasks to instantly deploy your latest Cocoa app's version
+to a remote host, instantly activating all your users' Sparkle auto-updates.
+* Can build a DMG of your released app using Info.plist configuration (rake appcast:dmg)
+* Can generate Sparkle-formatted XML file
+* Can upload the DMG and XML files to a remote host
- FIX (code sample of usage)
+ cd to/my/cocoa/app
+ install_choctop .
+In your Rakefile, update the Choctop configuration with the host and remote_dir details.
+The rake tasks use rsync to upload the files, so ensure that you have ssh access to the
+remote server, with a password/ssh keys.
+The create the distribution, Sparkle XML file, and upload it to the remote host:
+ rake appcast
-* FIX (list of requirements)
+* RubyCocoa (installed with OS X 10.5 Leopard)
sudo gem install choctop
- cd to/my/cocoa/app
- install_choctop .
+http// - Mocra - the premier Rails/iPhone consultancy
(The MIT License)
-Copyright (c) 2009 Dr Nic Williams
+Copyright (c) 2009 Dr Nic Williams,
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the

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