Building a Standalone MacOS App in 9.6.1

Paul Dupuis paul at
Wed Jan 6 11:13:19 EST 2021

On 1/6/2021 10:17 AM, Tore Nilsen via use-livecode wrote:
>> 6. jan. 2021 kl. 15:48 skrev Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
>> macOS Catalina or Big Sur apps have to be code signed AND notarized. You must have the command line tools installed and there is a non-trivial number of commands you have to execute to prepare you app for code signing, then code sign it, and then notarize it, including obtaining an app specific password from Apple.
>> Livecode has a pretty decent tutorial on their web site on the whole lengthy process.
> I can happily build a MacOS app without code signing or notarizing the app from Big Sur and Catilina. I guess this is needed for an iOS app, but then again you cannot build an iOS app with LiveCode Community

Sorry, I thought you meant building a macOS app to deploy to other 
people rather than for your own use on your own computer. Gatekeeper 
will throw a ton of obstacles and warnings for any app not signed and 
notarized that you download and try to install on Catalina or Big Sur. 
Technically, there is probably some way to instruct people how to 
circumvent Gatekeeper objections.

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