Firstly, I posted this on Acrobat SDK forum knowing it did not belong there strictly speaking, and a member of the community suggested this forum.
I am working on a project that uses Adobe'sDNG SDK 1.6 library, and it is supposed to work on Windows and MacOS.
The library has instructions on how to build it for both platforms, but I had to figure out an error that came up on Windows with Visual Studio. I am not very experienced with big C++ projects so it was not trivial but I got it working. Most of my own code will be done in C# .Net Core, calling the native libraries using a wrapper class with P/Invoke.
Now for Mac that's a different story, I have a MacOS 11 VM, installed Xcode 12.5.1 and followed the steps provided, as expected, it does not work. Bare in mind this is my first time touching Xcode and MacOS.
The project I am trying to build isdng_validate, and it depends on two libraries built by these projects:XMPFiles64andXMPCore64.
The library projects build without any hiccups, each one of them creating a ".a" file in the folder:dng_sdk_1_6/xmp/toolkit/public/libraries/macintosh/intel_64_libcpp/Debug, they are namedlibXMPFilesStaticDebug.aandlibXMPCoreStaticDebug.arespectively.
When I try to build thedng_validateproject, I get the following error:
Library not found for -lXMPFilesStaticDebug
Because of the the error starting with an "l" instead of "lib", under both libraries project settings, I changed the "Executable Prefix" setting to "l" instead of "lib". Rebuilt both of them and made sure the file names changed as expected. But the error persists when trying to build the main project.
Underdng_validate's project settings, there is a setting called "Library Search Paths" and it does point to the proper aforementioned folder using a relative path. I even changed it to an absolute path to see if that would make it work.
I am really lost here, does anyone have an idea of what might be causing it?