Install Genero Mobile for iOS (single version)

To build and package Genero Mobile for iOS (GMI) applications, you must first install GMI. This topic explains how to install a unique GMI version/package into FGLDIR.

Before you begin:

The installation and licensing of Genero products requires you to read and accept the End User License Agreement, which can be found on the Four Js website at https://4js.com/end-user-license-agreements/.

Important:

The GMI and Genero BDL X.YZ versions are interdependent. For example, GMI 4.00 is required to work with Genero BDL 4.00.

  • Download the Genero Mobile for iOS (GMI) distribution archive from the Four Js Web site. GMI can only be installed on a macOS┬« computer.
  • Install Genero Business Development Language. See Installing Genero BDL for more details.
Follow this procedure if you are using only one version of GMI for a Genero BDL installation.
Important:

When re-installing a new GMI archive, remove all "build" directories created by the gmibuildtool.

  1. Install Xcode®.
    The Xcode version must support the iOS versions of your mobile devices. As a general rule, update the Xcode and iOS to the latest versions.
  2. Define the FGLDIR environment variable with the Genero BDL installation directory.
    $ export FGLDIR=/opt/fourjs/fglgws-3.10 
  3. Extract the GMI distribution archive (fjs-gmi-*.zip) into FGLDIR.
    The GMI distribution archive contains the GMI buildtool and the needed iOS libraries and helper scripts.
    $ unzip -q -o -d $FGLDIR fgl-gmi-*.zip
  4. If you have installed Cordova plugins, you need to re-install the plugins with the --install-plugin option of gmibuildtool. For more details, see Installing Cordova plugins.