Couldn't we just keep things as they are? The porter would just have to put a note in the instructions to set this one app as an exception; it would be inconvenient, but it would be according to the rules. Besindes, even if Apple allowed free developers to sign their applications users still often need to make small adjustments to ports, which would brake the signature process anyway.
On a related note, there is a video presentation on Gate Keeper from the WWDC online and I saw that when the speaker changes something in the app's contents the app refused to run at all. Could this happen if someone tinkered with a siged app? If so, then signing our ports would actually be a bad idea. The speaker did not go into detail unfortunately.
Hrachya, on 23 June 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:
Dude, I didn't know this
"What if it didn't work right you have MS Word running, so it just kills MS Word with no warning...." Didnt know that could happen by disabling gatekeeper. Alright? Now let's forget it.
Calm down, I was just trying to explain why it would be a bad idea.