Mac build doesn't have an Application Category

Bug #1302849 reported by Duane Moody on 2014-04-04
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Bug Description

Because OS X discourages subfoldering /Applications (updaters tend to expect the app to stay where it was installed), the folder can get cluttered. The Finder has a separate view option (View --> Arrange by Application Category) that sorts by a piece of metadata in the app's info.plist.

Without that metadata, the app is sorted into "Other" at the bottom of the window.
(this applies to all Mac apps, not just those installed through App Store)

Add this to the root <dict> of the app's info.plist:


Version 0.48.2 of Inkscape, OS X 10.9.2

(It this were up on something like Github I would have patched it myself)

su_v (suv-lp) on 2014-04-04
tags: added: osx packaging
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

On 2014-04-04 23:38 +0100, Duane Moody wrote:
> (It this were up on something like Github I would have patched it
> myself)

Current packaging scripts in the source code repository are outdated and don't work on Snow Leopard and later versions of OS X (this being among the main reasons why latest available package for Mac OS X is is still 0.48.2). '' will get updated with that tag once there are renewed packaging scripts in the repo (with focus on GTK+/Quartz and improved desktop integration).

Example usage:

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :


Changed in inkscape:
milestone: none → 0.91
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2015-02-21
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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