package

Compile/build an application installer. By default, targets the current platform’s default output format.

This will produce an installable artefact.

Usage

To build an installer of the default output format for the current platform:

$ briefcase package

To build an installer for a different platform:

$ briefcase package <platform>

To build an installer for a specific output format:

$ briefcase package <platform> <output format>

Packaging tool dependencies

Building installers 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.

Options

The following options can be provided at the command line.

-u / --update

Update and recompile the application’s code before running. Equivalent to running:

$ briefcase update
$ briefcase package