Resource files in OS X bundle

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How to add resource files to an OS X application bundle

On OS X, applications are delivered as so called "bundles". That's just a directory with a predefined structure and the suffix .app. You can learn more about the structure in the OS X specific deployment instructions of the Qt documentation and in Apple's own docs about application bundles.

If you have additional files that need to be distributed along your application that cannot be put into the qrc resources (eg. QML files), they have to be installed in the right place. For resource files this is YourFancyApplication.app/Contents/Resources.

You can let qmake do all the copy work for you. Just add a snippet like this to your .pro file:

APP_QML_FILES.files = path/to/file1.qml path/to/file2.qml
APP_QML_FILES.path = Contents/Resources
QMAKE_BUNDLE_DATA += APP_QML_FILES