[Bf-committers] Preparing Blender for GateKeeper

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sat Mar 31 12:45:49 CEST 2012

Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback! I also had a good response from Apple about Gakekeeper, assuring me it's basically just a way to sign binaries so users can track it back to the makers.

I've asked them for free membership(s), but 99 USD per year is no problem to pay for BF either :)

BTW: the appstore regulations disqualify Blender as acceptable program, so we don't bother with it.


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
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On 31 Mar, 2012, at 3:37, Mike Erwin wrote:

> Alex points out:
>> "6.3 Apps that do not use system provided items, such as buttons and icons,
>> correctly and as described in the Apple Macintosh Human Interface
>> Guidelines will be rejected. "
>> I knew that Apple would add something why Blender won't be accepted to App
>> Store.
> But we're not talking about the App Store. There are a few reasons
> blender would be rejected from the app store (the HIG like you found,
> and Python), and a few other reasons why the app store is rejected by
> us (user freedoms, GPL!!!). Apple will not review or accept or reject
> blender under the GateKeeper program. They want to assure their
> customers / our users that something called "blender" from the
> internet actually came from us.
>> Anyway, as a user, you have to switch permission from "Mac App
>> Store" to "Mac App Store and identified developers". But then why you can't
>> just change to "anywhere"? So there is no reason to support jailkeeper.
> Not quite. The "middle" option is the default, and you can change it
> to "anywhere". I'm not saying GateKeeper is a good thing, just that
> it's not *that* bad. Twitter integration in the upcoming OS annoys me
> more than this stuff.
>> I thought mac was Unix like and had root permission against viruses.
> Fluffy Ducks installer requires an admin password [       ]
> "Hmm, I dunno..."
> Sad Fluffy Duck face.
> "Wait, don't cry! Here you go." [ Qu at ck! ]
> And then they have you. Never underestimate what most people are
> willing to give up in exchange for a cute fluffy duck.
>> It is
>> sad to see that Apple and Microsoft went way mainstream by dumbing down and
>> lock up their new OSs.
> Totally agree with you there.
> Mike Erwin
> musician, naturalist, pixel pusher, hacker extraordinaire
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