The instructions on building a Spotlight importer indicate that "Xcode provides a project template", however it seems to be missing from Xcode 10.
Indeed. Creating a new Spotlight importer is tricky because they are based on
CFPlugInis… well, how to say this diplomatically?… super ugly )-: One option here is to use Xcode 9 to create your plug-in based on the old template. Honestly though, I don’t recommend that because the old template… again, diplomatically… well, let’s just say that the old template lets the true nature of
CFPlugInshine through! (-:
I have some techniques that really help but, alas, they’re insufficiently polished to share here. Please drop me a line via email.
Alternatively, if you open a DTS tech support incident I will be able to provide detailed help on a one-to-one basis.
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