New Instance Creator is a project templating system that creates ready-to-build empty projects for varying purposes.
To do: would be nice to explain what the five options mean, what the arguments mean, and why you might want to use those options and those arguments.
How to use a template
NIC will list all the available templates present in
$THEOS/templates/. Usually, these templates will reside within a second folder named
iphone as most templates are made for the iPhone platform (includes iPhones, iPods and iPads).
NIC will prompt you for all the necessary information before creating a project.
Here is an example of what you will see when using the NIC to create a project (with user input shown in bold):
$ $THEOS/bin/nic.pl NIC 1.0 - New Instance Creator ------------------------------ [1.] iphone/application [2.] iphone/library [3.] iphone/preference_bundle [4.] iphone/tool [5.] iphone/tweak Choose a Template (required): 1 Project Name (required): iPhoneDevWiki Package Name [com.yourcompany.iphonedevwiki]: net.howett.iphonedevwiki Authour/Maintainer Name [Dustin L. Howett]: Instantiating iphone/application in iphonedevwiki/... Done. $
The above will create a folder ./iphonedevwiki in the current working directory - make sure you have permissions to create a folder.
nic.pl supports the following arguments:
|short flag||long flag||argument||example|
If a template requires extra variables, they will have to be provided by hand.
How to create new templates
Say something about old and new templates, refer to denicify.pl and nicify.pl
How to set default values
You can create the file
~/.nicrc to set up some default values for NIC to use. Writing the following lines in this file:
username = "Dustin L. Howett <[email protected]>" package_prefix = "net.howett"
will make NIC not ask for username. When prompted for a packagename,
Package Name [com.yourcompany.iphonedevwiki]:
Package Name [net.howett.iphonedevwiki]:
If you add an e-mail address in the username like this:
username = "Dustin L. Howett <[email protected]>"
will make the "Author" cell in the package description in Cydia prompt to create a mail with the To: field already set.