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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: Studio Release and remaining issues (Mac)
Date Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:07:26 GMT
Hi Stefan,

Le 23/08/2018 à 06:38, Stefan Seelmann a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I think we can soon start with the Studio release. I see two remaining
> issues, related to Mac platform that I want to address:
> Signing the DMG:
> *

Yes, this is something we also have to get fixed for ApacheDS installer.

As far as I can see, we need to use the codesign utility, and have an
Apple developer ID [1]. I have one, ftr.

> Studio reported ad defective/corrupted software:
> *
> *
> The ASF has a code signing service [1], but that only supports Windows
> and Java Jars. 

And it costs money to the ASF :/

For signing the DMG it seems we have to register at
> I'll do that to get familiar with the procedure and
> test it. Long term I'd prefer to use an organization (ASF or Apache
> Directory) to sign instead of individual account.

That's something we might ask Infra for, but in the mean time using our
own develiper ID should be enough.

In any case, we need to document that step in the verious developer
guides (Studio and ApacheDS).

> I'll also look into some Mac-as-a-service platforms [2] to be able to
> test the DMG on different MacOS versions.

Very good idea !

> I hope to start the release process this weekend or early next week.

Great ! I'll have a look at the Studio performance issue [1] today, to
see if there is a way to speed up the schema loading one step further.

Thanks for the feedback, Stefan !


Emmanuel Lecharny

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