I have three apps on App Store with entitlements for sending apple events to various apps like Mail, textEdit, iPhoto, Photoshop. These entitlements were under the key:
which made everyone nervous (the temporary part) and now the temporary clause is coming to en end, or so it seems.
the docs say we must use the new key
which then refers to an app like com.apple.mail and then to an “access-group” like com.apple.mail.compose.
The only trouble is, you have to find these “access-groups” in the sdef for the app and besides their example of com.apple.mail.compose, there are none! So they recommend you file a bug report and the engineers will include that group in a future OS release (will they?) which may be when…? In the mean time they say you can use
which will keep things going. But what about 10.8? My apps will break on 10.8 without the old entitlement. This is starting to look like a wild catch 22.
Not to mention third party apps like Photoshop. There seems to be no way to include these going forward.
Now when I submit it gets rejected saying com.apple.security.temporary-exception.apple-events is deprecated. Yet in the Docs it also says you can continue to use that key while you are asking for the “access-group” but they won’t have it.
You can see what they are trying to do. An example would be to prevent hackers from making your app send out a million emails by limiting Mail to the “compose” rule - no address field allowed via apple events. The dumbing down continues.
Anyone encountered this yet or have any ideas? I think Shane’s epithet concerning App Store was quite well put; “life is too short” and I am regretting going through layers of difficulty to get these in the Store in the first place.