Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by stestagg on Thu 16th Feb 2012 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
stestagg
Member since:
2006-06-03

It may be free to register, but to actually run an app on your device, costs $99 per year.

I own an iPod touch, I also own a mac running Xcode. But to run my own code on the iPod requires a certificate from apple that I have to subscribe to.

The only way I can push my code onto my device is to (potentially break US law) jail-break my iPod, hack xcode, and set some kernel parameters to allow self-signed apps.

If this is the future for OSX, then that would be a very bad thing.

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by kragil on Thu 16th Feb 2012 18:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

So what is it now?
How much does it cost to sign your OSX apps?
(Citation prefered)

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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by stestagg on Thu 16th Feb 2012 18:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

$99 per year:

https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/

Not much of a citation.

But the $99 membership basically gives you an apple signed cert. This is required to sign your code before IOS 5 will run the app. Without that, running your code is very difficult.

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by Lorin on Fri 17th Feb 2012 00:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

I work in China so see some interesting things, it is true in the US just about everything you do to take control of something you bought and paid for is a crime, but over here I have walked into Apple resellers and watched them jailbreak any of the devices you want for a small fee, it will be a long time before things are locked down except maybe in the US and Europe

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