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
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
$ bundle install
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install xcframework_converter
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:
- When a pod with vendored
.framework-s is added, they will be converted to
- Upon each
pod install, the corresponding pod specifications will be patched so that the project will consume the
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.
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.
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.