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A Storyboard application can be exported in several different ways. The output of the export process is
what is considered a Storyboard Deployment Bundle. Depending on the bundle packaging these can be ran by
sbengine, installed on an iOS/Android based mobile platform, executed on Windows as
a normal application, or used by the user to compile into their RTOS application.
In the past deployment exports were done through a few different export wizards, but as of Storyboard Suite 5.0 these have been consolidated into a single export configuration system. This export system allows the user to create, save, and share their application export parameters. These configurations can be customized through thedialog.
To export a Storyboard Deployment Bundle, right-click the Storyboard application file (*.gde) and select, and choose the deployment type.
An export can also be launched by clicking on thebutton in the toolbar. This button will launch the first export configuration found for the current application, or create one if none exist.
Thedialog will appear the first time an application is exported for deployment. This will allow you to customize how the application is export. The configuration dialog can also be accessed at any time by clicking on the button in the toolbar.
The export dialog is separated into sections that take you through the required elements of an export.
The first export parameter block is the selection of which
application model file
(*.gde) files to export.
Selecting more than one will cause these files to be merged when
exporting the deployment bundle.
The second export parameter block lists generic Storyboard Model export options. These are options that are independent of the specific packaging format but apply generically to the model.
|The Generate condensed output option determines if extraneous character information is removed from the exported model file.|
|The Generate precompiled Lua option
will attempt to pre-compile the project's Lua scripts to
bytecode prior to packaging. Only the top level files in the
The third export parameter block determines how the exported model should be packaged. These packages and their options are described below.
The final export parameter block is where the packaged content
should be saved or transferred. Currently transfer methods include
copy the package to the local filesystem or transferring it to a
target over the network using
scp. The transfer
methods and their options are described below.
Once the user has finished customizing their export configuration they can click the Apply button to save the configuration and the export can be launched by click on the Run button. The application will then be exported according to the configuration.
All of the resources used by the application (images, fonts, scripts, translation files etc) must be available at runtime and included in the bundle packaging. The exporter will automatically select common resources but the packaged content can be customized using thetab of the export wizard
The common resources extracted from the Storyboard application's project include:
images directory content. These are image
assets that are required by the application.
fonts directory content. These are fonts that
are required by the application
scripts directory content. These are usually Lua
script files that provide glue logic for the application
translations directory content. These are usually
translation files used by the application
Users may include additional content or exclude specific files as required by the application. The directory structure of the exported bundle package will reflect the same directory structure as used in the Designer project and should be maintained when the deployment bundle is moved to an embedded target.