[Openmcl-devel] Apple To Require Sandboxing For Mac App Store Apps - Slashdot

Pascal Costanza pc at p-cos.net
Sun Nov 6 01:21:04 PST 2011

So what about XCode and Lion - they won't be sold via the appstore anymore?

[To be more precise: Will Apple play by the same rules they set for others?]


On 6 Nov 2011, at 03:50, Scott L. Burson wrote:

> I'm going to offer a contrary view.  I think Apple is doing exactly
> the right thing.  The App Store is not for developers or sophisticated
> users; it's for unsophisticated users who want to know they can trust
> what they're buying.  Users can still download and install apps in the
> traditional way, and those apps are not subject to the constraints;
> users who do that are on their own.
> For certain kinds of apps, it's true, it will be a great advantage to
> be in the App Store.  But if your app does things that necessarily
> can't be done in a sandbox -- for example, if it's a programming
> environment -- you needn't worry about this, as no one else can sell
> that kind of app in the App Store either.
> I suppose people are worried that at some point Apple will make MacOS
> like iOS in that you wouldn't be able to install apps any other way
> than the App Store, unless you jailbreak the machine, voiding the
> warranty.  I agree it would be very bad if that happened, but I don't
> see how it can -- there would be a massive power-user revolt.
> Existing App Store app developers may be somewhat screwed, it's true.
> But the price of access to that sales channel is that you have to live
> by Apple's rules.
> -- Scott
> On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Raffael Cavallaro
> <raffaelcavallaro at me.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 5, 2011, at 2:56 PM, Andrew Shalit wrote:
>>> It's really very limited.
>> to quote ron garret, the sucessor to Lion will truly be Mac OS X lolcat.
>> warmest regards,
>> Ralph
>> Raffael Cavallaro
>> raffaelcavallaro at me.com
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