Oxygen and macOS 10.15 Catalina

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j_b
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Oxygen and macOS 10.15 Catalina

Post by j_b » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:11 pm

I tried to run Oxygen XML 21.1 on the latest beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Unfortunately, the launch is blocked (even when right-clicking and choosing “Open”, as opposed to double-clicking) with two messages from the OS that jre.bundle cannot be opened because it does not come from a verified developer, followed by a message from Oxygen XML editor that Open JDK 12.0.1. cannot be opened because it is damaged or required resources are missing.

I assume that this issue is caused by components of the Oxygen installation not being properly signed with a developer certificate and thus being blocked by Gatekeeper.

Will a compatible version of Oxygen XML be available in time for the release of macOS (probably end of September)? If so, is a prerelease version already available? If not, are there known workarounds (that do not involve disabling Gatekeeper or otherwise impairing security on the system)?

Thanks
Jan

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Re: Oxygen and macOS 10.15 Catalina

Post by adrian » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Hi,

Please try the clear quarantine tip from the Troubleshooting section on the download page:
Troubleshooting wrote:If Oxygen fails to start on macOS Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13) or Mojave (10.14) and now Catalina (10.15), you should clear the quarantine flag from its folder by running this command in a Terminal (you will be prompted to enter your password due to sudo):

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sudo xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine "/Applications/Oxygen XML Editor"
I assume that this issue is caused by components of the Oxygen installation not being properly signed with a developer certificate and thus being blocked by Gatekeeper.
They are actually properly signed with a developer certificate issued by Apple (they work with macOS 10.14 and older), albeit by a third party tool, not by Xcode signing tools. Apple keeps changing security requirements and breaking the signature made by this tool in each new version of macOS.
Will a compatible version of Oxygen XML be available in time for the release of macOS (probably end of September)?
Most likely yes. We have to discuss with the install4j developers if they have updated the signing process of their tool to be compatible with macOS 10.15 or we can switch to Xcode signing. Meanwhile you can use the "usual" clear quarantine workaround.

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
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Re: Oxygen and macOS 10.15 Catalina

Post by j_b » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:19 am

Thanks! 😀

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