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Posts where Homebrew-cask has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-08.
  • Homebrew for Sonarr Update
    reddit.com/r/sonarr | 2021-03-23
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    dev.to | 2021-03-08
    homebrew/cask brings simplicity, and speed to the installation and management of GUI macOS applications such as Atom and Google Chrome.
  • [Question] Is there a package manager like Cydia, but with apps for the Mac?
    reddit.com/r/macapps | 2021-03-08
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  • Brew - can't figure out how autoupdate works
    reddit.com/r/homebrew | 2021-02-23
    ~ brew info --cask firefox firefox: 85.0.2 (auto_updates) https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/ /usr/local/Caskroom/firefox/81.0.2 (121B) From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask/blob/HEAD/Casks/firefox.rb ==> Name Mozilla Firefox ==> Description Web browser ==> Languages cs, de, en-CA, en-GB, en, eo, es-AR, es-CL, es-ES, fi, fr, gl, in, it, ja, ko, nl, pl, pt-BR, pt, ru, sv, tr, uk, zh-TW, zh ==> Artifacts Firefox.app (App) ==> Analytics install: 13,110 (30 days), 34,461 (90 days), 139,281 (365 days)
  • New malware found on 30k Macs has security pros stumped
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-20
    Ah fair enough, didn't know they were so strict with software distributed outside the App Store.

    I say the best thing to do is distribute your software using Homebrew then. As well as it being super convenient since it's effectively the same as apt or any other package manager common to other Unix systems, it bypasses Gatekeeper.

    Got curious how and it's amazingly simple, it literally just provides an environment variable that deletes that "quarantine" xattr metadata.[1]

    Tell your users Homebrew is the supported installation method and you can skip right over Gatekeeper.

    [1] https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask/issues/85164

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    [1] https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask