Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-01-31

Update week! macOS Catalina 10.15.3 and the iOS 13.3.1 and other related updates dropped. And while the Catalina update seems to fix some things it also breaks others. Thanks to the all the contributors for the extra information that Apple does not provide.

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📰News and Opinion

🐦MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Sarah: “Well, it’s racked. Looks kind of funny next to an Xserve though. https://t.co/BnKwR499VI” (Images)
  • Rosyna Keller: “Don’t use PackageMaker to make installer packages. It’s a long dead tool (2012 or so) and developers should switch to productbuild/pkgbuild*, which incorporate the command line utilization. It also can’t create signed packages. *Or is a third-party toool that scripts these. Installer packages are required to be signed to be notarized (so PackageMaker packages are out) and, as PackageMaker was a 32-bit app, it won’t run on Catalina. It’s that old.”

🔨Support and HowTos

🤖Scripting and Automation

🍏Apple Support

🏝macOS Catalina 10.15.3 and iOS 13.3.1

♻️Updates and Releases

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