In order to use the IDE to develop applications for OS X or for iOS, you need to install and run the Platform Assistant on the Mac. The Platform Assistant server file name is PAServer-20.0.app. If you use the default port number (64211), you should be able to use the Platform Assistant without changing any parameters.
This topic illustrates the installation process on the Mac.
- Transfer the PAServer installer (named PAServer20.0.pkg) to your OS X machine. The PAServer installer can be found at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\20.0\PAServer\PAServer20.0.pkg
- Next run the installer by double-clicking the PAServer20.0.pkg file in the Finder:
- You need to enter your password for the Mac:
To start PAServer on the Mac, open the Finder, go to the Applications folder, and double-click PAServer-20.0.app:
PAServer also exists as a console application inside the PAServer-20.0.app package, and you can use a Terminal window to run paserver on the command line.
PAServer asks you to provide a password to connect to PAServer (you can define a password, or leave it blank).
MyMac:~ myname$ /Applications/PAServer-16.0.app/Contents/MacOS/paserver ; exit; Platform Assistant Server Version 126.96.36.199 Copyright (c) 2009-2015 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. Connection Profile password <press Enter for no password>: Acquiring permission to support debugging...succeeded Starting Platform Assistant Server on port 64211 Type ? for available commands >
You can run PAServer from the command line by following instructions given in Running the Platform Assistant on a Mac.