[Openmcl-devel] Mac App store: will CCL apps fly?

Daniel Weinreb dlw at itasoftware.com
Mon Oct 25 22:11:40 UTC 2010


I'm just back from the Int'l Lisp Conference.  Go to the App Store
and download Farmageddon for your iPhone.  It is a cute, silly
game featuring ducks, geese, and, yes, cows.

And it's written entirely in Gambit Scheme.

-- Dan

Alexander Repenning wrote:
> The Mac app store (no the iOS store for iPad, iPod, iPhone) will be 
> launched soon. This could be nice for people interested in commercial 
> aspects of Mac apps. However, there will be strict guidelines, e.g.:
>
>
>> Apps that use deprecated or optionally installed technologies (e.g., 
>> Java, Rosetta) will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps that are "beta", "demo", "trial", or "test" versions will be 
>> rejected 
>>
>> Apps that download or install additional code or resources to add 
>> functionality or change their primary purpose will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps that require license keys or implement their own copy protection 
>> will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps that present a license screen at launch will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps that request escalation to root privileges or use setuid 
>> attributes will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps that add their icons to the Dock or leave short cuts on the user 
>> desktop will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps with metadata that mentions the name of any other computer 
>> platform will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps which appear confusingly similar to an existing Apple product or 
>> advertising theme will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps that look similar to Apple Products or apps bundled on the Mac, 
>> including the Finder, iChat, iTunes, and Dashboard, will be rejected 
>>
>> Apps that enable illegal file sharing will be rejected 
>
> Notice things such as the lack of Java support (the latest version of 
> Java has been declared to be depreciated by Apple). I wonder if a CCL 
> app would be OK? Anybody cares to speculate? I would assume so. Also, 
> what is the deal with do not "implement their own copy protection"? 
> Does Apple include some copyright support for Mac apps sold via the 
> Mac app store? Unfortunately, I do not have access to the details 
> provided 
> here: http://developer.apple.com/appstore/mac/resources/approval/guidelines.html 
>
>
> Exciting times for people developing CCL app and trying to sell them? 
> Depending on the fine print... perhaps.
>
>
> Alex
>
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> Prof. Alexander Repenning
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>
> University of Colorado
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> Computer Science Department
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> Boulder, CO 80309-430
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