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Convert an ancient .framework (dynamic or static) to an .xcframework. Add an arm64 Simulator patch.
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 Dependencies

Runtime

>= 1.10.0, ~> 1
>= 1.20.0, ~> 1
 Project Readme

XCFrameworkConverter

Gem Twitter: @igormaka License

This little gem allows to take an ancient .framework (static or dynamic), and turn it into a fully fledged .xcframework. In addition, it will patch the binary to add an arm64 simulator slice. There's also a CocoaPods patcher that allows this to operate without customizing the Podfile dependencies.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'xcframework_converter'

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install xcframework_converter

Usage

CLI

xcfconvert <path/to/Framework.framework>

CocoaPods

In your podfile:

require 'xcframework_converter'
# Define your dependencies...
pre_install do |installer|
  XCFrameworkConverter.convert_frameworks_to_xcframeworks!(installer)
end

This will achieve two things:

  1. When a pod with vendored .framework-s is added, they will be converted to .xcframework-s.
  2. Upon each pod install, the corresponding pod specifications will be patched so that the project will consume the .xcframework-s correctly.

Is it reliable?

Sort of. The software is provided as is, with no guarantees of correctnes. It's meant to be a workaround. For the correct solution, ask the framework vendor for an update. However, PRs are welcome.

How does it work?

An XCFramework is basically a bundle of folders.

The tool will create the folder and its subfolders, write the correct Info.plist, and clean up the relevant fat binary files so that they contain only the relevant architectures.

Additionally, the tool will create a new, patched arm64 binary for the iOS Simulator. For that, it uses the code and knowledge of Bogo Giertler. The binary patching code is embedded in the gem. For more info, check Bogo's blog for the posts on how to patch a static library and a dynamic library.

Contributing

Pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/igor-makarov/XCFrameworkConverter. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the code of conduct.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the XcframeworkConverter project's codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.