So, this topic has come up before, when the OS X build server was still
usable but to be deprecated in "the near future". We didn't have too much
luck on executing on a good solution then.
- Dropping the installer would not be the end of the world, but should
still be a last resort. The system independent binary runs fine on OS X
(and Java is generally installed by default). If we go this route, we need
to be sure to update the install instructions
- If we can get some OSGeo funding for a mac build server that
definitely seems like the best option.
- Someone manually building the installers seems like a good way to get
a mac installer only on some releases and not on others (due to
availability or lack thereof), which almost seems worse from a user
perspective then not building the installer at all. I feel like we would
want at least two volunteers if we were to seriously consider this option.
I also have a suggestion for a fourth option:
- If we are okay with an unsigned installer, I have heard there is a way
of spinning up a OS X build box on demand via Travis CI; this might be a
easy way of generating the OS X artifacts. I don't know much more about
this, but this looks like it could be another option.
On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 1:08 AM, Andrea Aime <andrea.a...@geo-solutions.it>
> after a chat on gitter yesterday it seems clear 2.11.5 and 2.13-beta will
> not have a OSX installer.
> The OSX build server that was used to build the installers is gone, and in
> order to build a signed
> installer one needs to get a hold of OSGeo certificate, which requires
> some procedure and control
> to be given out.
> So, options coming to mind:
> - We simply drop the installer?
> - Can we use OSGeo funding to get a build server going again? Looks
> like the are some "reasonably" priced options here: https://portal.
> - Can we get a volunteer that will build the installer manually every
> month? Can we go with an unsigned installer, or will we find someone that's
> willing and trusted enough to get a hold of the OSGeo certificate?
> Ideas? Anyone interested in volunteering?
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