Apple's Mac App Notarization Service Experiencing Slowness Following Release of macOS Catalina

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In June, Apple announced that all Developer ID-signed software distributed outside the Mac App Store must be submitted for notarization by Apple in order to run by default on macOS Catalina.


Following the release of ‌macOS Catalina‌ this week, however, some developers have found the notarization process to be very slow. Apple's system status page reflects this, noting that some users may be experiencing performance issues with its Developer ID notary service since Wednesday afternoon.

Apple says it is working to resolve the problem, but in the meantime, some developers have turned to Twitter to voice their frustration:

Developers can submit their apps for notarization by Apple's automated system using Xcode 10 or later.

Related Roundup: macOS Catalina

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12 months ago
Man, those tweets are a perfect example of the entitled world we live in now.

This is why they invented multitasking. Go do something else while you wait.
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12 months ago
Everyone has their Vista, it seems...
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12 months ago


Not when it takes 10 hours. Development software is often on a daily release cycle (see Chrome and WebKit).

I bill by the hour so it’s all good
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12 months ago


Man, those tweets are a perfect example of the entitled world we live in now.

This is why they invented multitasking. Go do something else while you wait.

Not when it takes 10 hours. Development software is often on a daily release cycle (see Chrome and WebKit).
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12 months ago


Would someone mind explaining WTF notarisation is?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491

It basically means Apple has checked the app for malicious software.
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