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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RE: non-biased article here
by NathanHill on Fri 4th Nov 2011 14:23 UTC in reply to "non-biased article here"
NathanHill
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I appreciated this link.

Again, my only advice to Thom on this article would be to include other opinions, if there are any. The link above indicates that great Mac developers like Agile (makers of the uber cool 1Password) are cool with sandboxing, even if it does mean some trade offs.

I would have appreciated more context on what sandboxing is, how many other operating systems use it, etc..

It seems to me that Apple won't disapprove of an ftp application, because accessing a remote server is within its basic functionality.

On the other hand, if I submit a JPG to PNG converter utility and it needs to access a remote server every time it starts up, probably a poorly designed program and a security risk. Is that the idea behind sandboxing? Or is it more about keeping apps within their own boundaries to minimize bugs and other issues?

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