Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 22:54 UTC
Mac OS X And so the iOS-ification of Mac OS X continues. Apple has just announced that all applications submitted to the Mac App Store have to use sandboxing by March 2012. While this has obvious security advantages, the concerns are numerous - especially since Apple's current sandboxing implementation and associated rules makes a whole lot of applications impossible.
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by bowkota on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 23:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
bowkota
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2011-10-12

Can you please update the article, it's misleading and misinformed.

The sandboxing requirement is not something new.
The initial deadline was November, it was pushed to March because apparently things aren't clear and some aren't ready.

Furthermore, yes there are drawbacks by making sandboxing mandatory across the board, however the benefits far outweigh the costs.

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