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macOS 10.14.6 Mojave specific issue

If you’re trying to run the current version of Tubulator in macOS 10.14.6 Mojave (or the coming Catalina), you will see the following complaint in a macOS dialog:

“Tubulator 2.app” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information.

The complaint is due to a security hardening in the newest Mojave version (and Catalina). I will fix the required changes in the coming release — the app needs to be “notarized” apart from the code signing it’s already going through..

In the meantime, there’s a workaround.

  1. Right click on the application icon.
  2. Select “Open”
  3. You’ll see the same dialog as before, but this time you have the option to “Open” or “Cancel”. Click “Open”.
  4. The app launches.

Windows Installer Progress

Success. Finally managed to install and successfully run the app on a Windows 10 install with no development environment. This means I can now distribute to a couple of users for testing.

Version 1.1.0 preview for Mac

A 1.1.0 preview is available for download at https://tubulatorapp.com/tubulator/Tubulator%202.app.zip

The Windows version is done as such, but packaging apps on Windows is a royal pain. That’s what I’m currently dealing with.

Almost There

Windows installer is done. For the time being you’ll have to suffice with a 32 bit version, since the 64 OpenSSL libraries are not as easy to integrate as I imagined. A few more minor windows issues to be fixed, but then I’ll be happy to release it. Since I have no experience code signing Windows apps (yet), this will be an unsigned release – you know, the kind that says the application is from an unknown developer.

On the Mac side, I just received my renewed Apple Developer Program approval today, and this time in the company’s name. The old certificate expired earlier this year, so no way around it.
Good times, even though the experience was a bit uphill. Apple don’t fool around.
I hope to have a code signed version ready for release within a couple of days from now.

Both Mac and Windows versions functional

The Windows version now works after some adjustments here and there – including some cosmetic improvements. The Windows version was always the Mac version’s uglier cousin, and I think I’ve improved on that to a certain extent.
An upgraded Windows installer and a few fixes still needs to be done, but once that’s done, I’ll publish preview versions for both platforms.

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