What features have been removed in Sierra?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by jwolf6589, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

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    I hope nothing of value has been removed. Has anything been removed? Yes I still use DashBoard and also the DVD player sometimes. These may be useless apps for some of you but do not assume everyone Is the same.
     
  2. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    apparently programs can't be launched from dmg, also programs can't be run unless they're from the mac app store basically, big negative and i can't seem to find a counter argument to this, although admittedly i don't know the whole picture
     
  3. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Impossible as that would shut out MS Office and Quicken/Quickbooks.
     
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    Feature perspective

    FileSync support for portable home directories – led to some off-topic discussion under iCloud Drive Desktop and Documents Folders.

    There might be something AFP-related but I can't recall where I read the details.

    Apple Developer perspective

    https://developer.apple.com/library...e_ref/doc/uid/TP40017145-DontLinkElementID_92
    • The UIAutomation framework is deprecated
    • The HFS Standard filesystem is no longer supported.
    https://developer.apple.com/library...ef/doc/uid/TP40017342-CH1-DontLinkElementID_8
    • Core Data iCloud Deprecation
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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    that's an absurb post; ANY app can be opened. if it doesn't open by default, you can right-click on it, choose 'open', then select open in the next window... and the app will run after that without issue.
     
  7. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What's that?
     
  8. scrod macrumors newbie

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    Both of these are outright fabrications. Where did you even read this?
     
  9. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can still run applications from disk images. It is just that programs that are launched from unsigned disk images will be executed from a random location and are unable to access resources relative to their location. Single app bundles in disk images will have no problems, unless the developer hardcoded a location check in the program.
     
  10. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    what does that mean?
     
  11. JohnWick, Sep 20, 2016
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    VPN is virtual private network and PPTP its protocol. PPTP is Point-to-point tunneling protocol is a common protocol because it’s been implemented in Windows in various forms since Windows 95. PPTP is a protocol (set of communication rules) that allows corporations to extend their own corporate network through private "tunnels" over the public Internet. VPN has many protocols that you can read in detail here.
     
  12. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Some developers bundle additional files on the disk image on which they ship their program. So a disk image may have additional files that the program needs for running. If such a program were to access these files using a relative path (‘open the file X that is located in the same directory as myself’) rather than an absolute path (‘Open the file X in ~/Downloads/MyProgram/‘), then an attacker could simply swap the files with malicious code and exploit a vulnerability in the program, then simply redistribute the disk image. Gatekeeper would not notice this and allow the program anyway.

    To avoid this, programs will be launched from a random location on the system, which means that any files they want to access must be accessed with an absolute path. Developers can avoid this new mechanism by signing the disk image itself, thereby guaranteeing that the files are legit, or by using a signed installer package (pkg file), or by adopting Apple’s best practice and putting everything into the application bundle itself. The user can avoid this mechanism simply by moving the program to another location.

    There will be a transition, however. Legacy software and some games will probably break and require a little workaround.
     
  13. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Well, not ANY app can be launched from the DMG.... An example of this is, if you managed to get your macOS Sierra installer from a DMG, it will tell you that it can not be launched from the DMG. I have seen a couple other apps that have the limitation as well, but I don't remember which ones. This is not a limitation of macOS Sierra, but it is limited by the app itself.

    And yes, I know if you got your macOS Sierra from the proper place, then it will not be in a DMG, however I know it usually floats around like that before the official release.
     

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