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Old 2020-11-13, 21:11   #10
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Originally Posted by rogue View Post
Ah, you're right, binary likely incompatible - I'm so used to building the same way on both I brain-farted re. different-OS. Build-from-scrtach it is.

BTW, this is the kind of evermore walled-garden|app-store stuff on Apple's part that concerns me:

o macOS Big Sur launch appears to cause temporary slowdown in even non-Big Sur Macs | Ars Technica
Mac users today began experiencing unexpected issues that included apps taking minutes to launch, stuttering and non-responsiveness throughout macOS, and other problems. The issues seemed to begin close to the time when Apple began rolling out the new version of macOS, Big Sur—but it affected users of other versions of macOS, like Catalina and Mojave… It didn’t take long for some Mac users to note that trustd—a macOS process responsible for checking with Apple’s servers to confirm that an app is notarized—was attempting to contact a host named but failing repeatedly. This resulted in systemwide slowdowns as apps attempted to launch, among other things.
Related: a PDF, Reflections on trusting trustd.

o Your Computer Isn’t Yours | Jeffrey Paul:
On modern versions of macOS, you simply can’t power on your computer, launch a text editor or eBook reader, and write or read, without a log of your activity being transmitted and stored…. It turns out that in the current version of the macOS, the OS sends to Apple a hash (unique identifier) of each and every program you run, when you run it. Lots of people didn’t realize this, because it’s silent and invisible and it fails instantly and gracefully when you’re offline, but today the server got really slow and it didn’t hit the fail-fast code path, and everyone’s apps failed to open if they were connected to the internet.
Those shiny new Apple Silicon macs that Apple just announced, three times faster and 50% more battery life? They won’t run any OS before Big Sur.

These machines are the first general purpose computers ever where you have to make an exclusive choice: you can have a fast and efficient machine, or you can have a private one. (Apple mobile devices have already been this way for several years.) Short of using an external network filtering device like a travel/vpn router that you can totally control, there will be no way to boot any OS on the new Apple Silicon macs that won’t phone home, and you can’t modify the OS to prevent this (or they won’t boot at all, due to hardware-based cryptographic protections).
The day that [Richard] Stallman and [Cory] Doctorow have been warning us about has arrived this week. It’s been a slow and gradual process, but we are finally here.

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