[Openmcl-devel] CCL and the Mac App Store

Alexander Repenning ralex at cs.colorado.edu
Wed Dec 21 12:46:32 PST 2011

Any guesses if Apple may grandfather current App Store Apps once they implement their sandbox? I mean, what would they do with the 500,000 apps when the requirement becomes mandatory? They probably could not just throw existing Apps out. I guess they could, but what would they be left with?


On Dec 21, 2011, at 8:35 AM, Andrew Shalit wrote:

> They did not make us jump through any special hoops.  We did what the documentation says to do in terms of code signing, submitted, and got approved.
> By "we" I mean Matt, of course.
> Note that we don't know what will happen when Apple starts enforcing its sandboxing rules.  That's part of why we want CCL in the store: so that we ask concrete questions about sandbox in reference to our existing app.  But the potential sandboxing issues aren't related to the fact that CCL is written in Lisp; they're related to the fact that CCL is a development tool and so it wants to be able to do things like have read-write access to multiple files on disk, and know where its home directory is so it can load an init.lisp file.

Prof. Alexander Repenning

University of Colorado
Computer Science Department
Boulder, CO 80309-430

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