Compile/build an application. By default, targets the current platform’s default output format.
This will only compile the components necessary to run the application. It won’t necessarily result in the generation of an installable artefact.
To build the application for the default output format for the current platform:
$ briefcase build
To build the application for a different platform:
$ briefcase build <platform>
To build the application for a specific output format:
$ briefcase build <platform> <output format>
Build tool dependencies
Building for some platforms depends on the build tools for the platform you’re targetting being available on the platform you’re using. For example, you will only be able to create iOS applications on macOS. Briefcase will check for any required tools, and will report an error if the platform you’re targetting is not supported.