Episode 378: Hi, I make Macintosh Software

Manton and Daniel talk about Apple releasing the Catalina public beta, and the relatively high risk/reward ratio to beta testers. They consider the $100/year developer fee required by Apple to ship App Store or Developer ID releases, and whether that imposes an undue burden on amateur developers. Daniel talks about staging a multi-update release day for several apps in order to give Catalina beta-testers early compatible versions.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:

  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2019 for $20 credit when you sign up.


  • Micro.blog for Mac – Mac app for Manton’s microblogging service.
  • Early Catalina Updates – Daniel’s blog post announcing Catalina-compatible versions of his apps.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s Mac-based video management app which is just barely Catalina-compatible.
  • Metrowerks Codewarrior – Wikipedia article about the popular commercial IDE for classic Mac.
  • Ultimate Mac Programming – Amazon listing for a 1995 book by Dave Mark with CD including a free version of Metrowerks Codewarrior.
  • Dark Mode Dave – Twitter account of Dave Mark.

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June 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm.