PackIt

PackIt is a tool to help create RISC OS Packaging Project packages.

It is designed to create the most common types of Binary Package. If more advanced features of the packaging system are required it can still be used to make a start on the package which would then be finished off by hand.

A Binary Package is a package that does not need to be built from source code. e.g. A program created in an interpreted language like BASIC or a Strong Help manual.

It can also be used to create a package for a project where the source code is not provided. Though normally you would have options to create the package as part of your source in this case.

PackIt will help you create the control records required for the package and create the final package file as well.

PackIt is provided as a RISC OS Packaging Project package, versions 0.6.1 and later are provided in the RISC OS Open (ROOL) programs-armv5 distribution (a default source in PackMan) or via the GCCSDK package autobuilt package list or on the GCCSDK autobuilder website. It can be installed using:

  • !PackMan available from here
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