Now can check apps (bundles with the extension .app) to determine whether they’re notarized, from Apple, App Store, etc.
How long should it take for Apple’s Notary Service to notarize an app of yours? Analysis of over 100 runs over 8 months.
Signature checks are complex. On first run with a quarantine flag, they include the contents of the Resources folder, but seldom do after that.
SwiftUI, notarization, malware detection, and Time Machine for APFS: all look worryingly incomplete in Catalina. Are they a bit premature?
You don’t have to add an Info.plist to a standalone Mach-O tool in order to sign it, or to get it notarized successfully. And more tips.
System Integrity Protection can get in your way, and may be recommended to solve compatibility problems. It’s also changing again in Catalina.
Preparing software for distribution shouldn’t be harder than writing the code in the first place.
Confused as to what will and won’t run on macOS 10.15 Catalina? Here’s a clear guide for users from regular to advanced.
It took 5 apps, 4 command tools in 6 commands, 2 developer certificates and an app-specific password for 260 lines of code.
The two biggest changes in Catalina are loss of 32-bit software and the requirement for notarization – which also affects Mojave. All is explained.