Re: Upcoming MacOS 14.5 with software “notarization” requirements

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Wed Apr 10 15:00:28 EDT 2019


On 4/10/2019 2:05 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> I agree it's going to be an extra step. My hope is that once LC 
> figures out how to secure their own IDE they can integrate that into 
> the build process somehow. Maybe there could be an option after the 
> standalone is made to submit it to Apple for notarization. That would 
> be great.

The problem is that the Standalone must be code signed first, before it 
can be submitted to Apple for notarization. I suppose LiveCode could 
offer some fields in the standalone builder for you to fill in the path 
to your cert and they could detect if Xcode is installed and then do a 
shell() to call codesign and then some more fields for you Apple 
Developer ID sign in and then submit it to Apple.

It kind of defeats one of the great values of LiveCode which has been 
cross-platform development as more and more platform specific stuff gets 
attached.

I personally develop on Windows and build for OSX and Windows, but then 
I need to move the OSX app to OSX for code signing. I would love to see 
a feature where you could install your certs into LiveCode for each 
platform and it would cross-platform build AND code sign each standalone 
for you.

Of course this may all be a mute point if you believe the "industry 
analysts" that say that 5G networks will kill the market for local 
applications whether for iOS, Android, or desktop OSes and finally web 
app will be fast enough :-)





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