Bug 36329 - Codesign tasks should sign frameworks
Summary: Codesign tasks should sign frameworks
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: MSBuild ()
Version: Master
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: High normal
Target Milestone: 2.8.0 (C7)
Assignee: Chris Hamons
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-28 15:55 UTC by Aaron Bockover [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-12-15 16:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Aaron Bockover [MSFT] 2015-11-28 15:55:39 UTC
Our Codesign task signs native libraries within and the while app bundle, but it does not sign bundled frameworks.

Conservatorio bundles the Sparkle app update framework, and has to extend MSBuild to codesign it [1]:

  <Target Name="CodesignSparkleFramework" BeforeTargets="_CodesignAppBundle">
    <Exec Command="codesign -v --force --sign &quot;$(CodeSigningKey)&quot; &quot;$(AppBundleDir)/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework&quot;" />

This is suboptimal for two reasons:

  1. this should be handled automatically
  2. it depends on _CodesignAppBundle, which is considered a 'private' API due to the _ prefix, so future XM releases may break it

[1] https://github.com/abock/conservatorio/blob/master/Conservatorio.Mac/Conservatorio.Mac.csproj#L134
Comment 1 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-11-30 09:35:26 UTC
XI codesigns frameworks now, so maybe this logic can be shared somehow.
Comment 2 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-11-30 09:36:19 UTC
XI supports embedding frameworks using the same logic as for binding projects, so this should be trivial to implement (and share implementation too).
Comment 4 Chris Hamons 2015-12-15 16:22:39 UTC
This should be fixed with LinkWith support (now in master). You still have to hack your binding project to copy in the framework, but that is the same for XI right now.