ResEdit OS X?

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Is there a version of rededit for os x?


  • Reply 1 of 5
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    [quote]Originally posted by ast3r3x:

    <strong>Is there a version of rededit for os x?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Doubt you'll see it. Resourcerer has been the 3rd party solution. Check'em <a href=""; target="_blank">out!</a>
  • Reply 2 of 5
    No, there won't be a ResEdit for Mac OS X, at least, not from Apple. ResEdit was abandoned back in 1989, if I recall correctly. Apple really has no reason to support it now because resource forks are gone (or so Apple would like).

    Resorcerer is okay, but the price is WAY too high for what you get. At US$128, you will still frequently get messages saying "this editor is not supported -- please use the Classic version of Resorcerer". Pretty pathetic, huh?

    <a href=""; target="_blank">ResKnife</a> was looking like it would be an excellent OSX-native replacement for ResEdit, but sadly it hasn't seen an update in over a year.

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 3 of 5
    I was working on a Cocoa resource editor for a while, but I haven't updated it much lately. It was originally a pretty ambitious project - I was going to make a plug-in API that would allow anyone to make a plugin to edit any kind of resource simply by filling in a few methods with Cocoa code. It never got too far, though. It can open files and modify resources - but it always displays them in plaintext, and has no hex editor or plugin API yet.

    You can see what there is via the link below; if there's enough interest, maybe I'll pick it back up again sometime.

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  • Reply 4 of 5
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>Resourcerer has been the 3rd party solution. Check'em <a href=""; target="_blank">out!</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

    I think it's pretty cool that there's an OS X version now. If the price were, say, US $100, I'd buy a copy. But for $256, I'll put up with launching ResEdit under Classic for those few occasions when I need a resource editor.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    I hate to say it, but this is where exposing the resource fork to the general file system is useful... instead of dedicated resource editors, you can have simple XML files and .gif/jpeg/tiff files that most any tool can work on. No having to hunt down a resource editor app with Just The Right Plug-In.

    Not for everyone, of course, but very useful to developers.
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