[Bf-committers] Fwd: Preparing Blender for GateKeeper

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Fri Mar 30 12:19:15 CEST 2012

HI all,

See below. I've asked Ernest to send me additional info, like if we can get free Developer Program membership, and what the Gatekeeper feature actually means for our distribution.

I don't have time to go over all docs he links below... anyone can give me advice on this?



Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

Begin forwarded message:

> Hello,
> This is Ernest Prabhakar from Apple.  I would like to connect with whomever on the Blender team produces the Mac download.
> As you may know, we have recently announced a new security feature for OS X called GateKeeper:
> We would like to make sure your software continues to work well for our customers who choose to use GateKeeper.
> Is someone on your team already part of the Mac Developer Program?
> https://developer.apple.com/programs/mac/
> https://developer.apple.com/support/mac/enrollment.html
> Once you're in the program, you can get detailed documentation on preparing your app for GateKeeper:
> https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/mac/checklist/mountain-lion/
> • Use your Developer ID for Gatekeeper.
> Gatekeeper is a major security feature in Mountain Lion that gives you control over which apps can be downloaded and installed on your Mac. Sign your OS X Mountain Lion apps with your Developer ID and give users the confidence that you are a developer identified with Apple.
> Developer ID Tutorial
> http://adcdownload.apple.com//Documents/developer_id_tutorial/gettingstartedwithdeveloperid_03.06.pdf
> Code Signing Guide
> https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/mac/#documentation/Security/Conceptual/CodeSigningGuide/Introduction/Introduction.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40005929
> App Sandboxing (not required, but strongly encouraged)
> https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/mac/app-sandbox/
> Please let me know if there's anything you need that isn't covered in those documents.
> Also, can you let me know when you're likely to be able to add Developer ID support to your Mac download?
> Many thanks.
> Sincerely,
> Ernie Prabhakar
> Open Source Product Manager
> Apple, Inc.
> +1 (408) 974-3075 US PDT (GMT-7)

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