OT: Catalina - the end of ad hoc & in-house development?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Sep 11 14:38:13 EDT 2019

Just a couple of comments:

On 9/11/19 12:57 AM, Peter Reid via use-livecode wrote:
> 5. The $100 charge each year is inexcusable. Basically Apple are saying "We'll make any app development more tedious unless you pay up $100 every year.". Even the development of the simplest app, to be used as a temporary tool by a couple of friends will be blighted by warnings,  etc. if you don't pay $100 per year and jump through the hoops! Apple are deliberately making life more difficult and charging us $100 a year for the privilege!

Apple now offers a free developer account for personal apps that aren't 
for sale.

> 7. If a new-to-LC developer wants to do the usual "Hello World" trivial 1st app (making an executable standalone app), they have to understand code-signing, notarising and stapling, DMG/ZIP creation and be signed/paid-up Apple developers.

For testing on your own phone you don't need any of that. Just cable the 
phone to the computer (or use the simulator) and you're good to go.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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