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: Good move
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Nov 2011 16:00 UTC in reply to "Good move"
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Apple was the first one to actually try and pull this off on such a big scale. On the App Store, they did well enough that both users and developers benefitted. I seriously doubt apps on the iOS platform would have been such a huge deal if it weren't for the App Store. I'd say give them some credit for actually trying to make this change for the better happen.

iOS AppStore was a new thing. there was no "big scale" or "change" anything. This is a major change to an existing software delivery process.
They may be able to fine tune it to have it work as well as iOS, but this will have a lot more veteran MacOS developers up in arms.

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