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Re: new macos requirements, could use some help


I'm really, really not pleased with the timing of it.  They announced
it 7 days ago, and it will be in effect as soon as 10.14.5 is
released, which is in *second beta* already.

I'm certain they'll have some special place you can say "whitelist
this software" but honestly there are 2 instructions users have to
follow already to install our software already, and we get a bug
report every few weeks from someone who didn't follow one of those.
I'm not excited to add to that list (until we can follow their
process, which may not be bad at all.

Combined with the Homebrew dependency change, this means that I gotta
pick between getting nightlies working again with the homebrew issue,
the next stable out the door, or getting ready for notarization.

(My current working order of priorities is stable release,
notarization, and then nightlies.)


On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM Mark Roszko <mark.roszko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yes.
> They basically require software submission which then results in a signature when it passes an anti virus check. They aren't so far planning on enforcing arbitrary approval rules like the app store but we'll see.
> But it's basically Apple avoiding the install of local antiviruses on machines. That would hurt their marketing and brand image.
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 9:08 AM Tomasz Wlostowski <tomasz.wlostowski@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 13/04/2019 22:57, Adam Wolf wrote:
>> > Oh, that's what I get for trying to post from my phone...
>> >
>> > I forgot the link, and without it, my post seems super ominous!  Sorry
>> > about that!
>> >
>> > https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=04102019a
>> So does this mean we can't distribute our software anymore without
>> Apple's cryptographical blessing?
>> Tom
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