MacTech Deployment Discussion/BOF/Q&A Notes

At MacTech Conference 2014 in Los Angeles, Graham Gilbert and myself conducted a discussion / birds-of-a-feather session on the broad topic of OS and software deployment for OS X and iOS.

Allister Banks was present and dutifully took notes and reference URLs of specifics that were mentioned – solutions, blog posts, and other resources. We thought these would be great to share:

The most up-to-date version of the notes are here, and inline below:

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How Do I Contribute? MacTech 2014 presentation links

For everyone at the MacTech Conference in Los Angeles this year, here are links to various resources that are linked and referred to in my talk today on Git and source code collaboration.

Source Control Management:

Learning resources:

GUI Applications:


Git tricks:

Editor tools:


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AutoPkg: Crowd-sourcing Mac packaging and deployment

Thanks to everyone who attended Greg’s and my talk today at MacSysAdmin 2014 in Göteborg! Again, I give my sincere thanks to Tycho and all those who organize the fantastic MacSysAdmin conference every year. I’m honoured to be among such great company, speakers and attendees.

Here are the links for resources that were mentioned in the slides:


Getting support:

Other tools:

Work by Shea Craig:

AutoPkg integration for other software management systems:

Previous video sessions by Greg:

Articles on AutoPkg in MacTech Magazine, print and iPad:

  • Issues October, November 2013 (intros to AutoPkg)
  • Issues 2014.342, 2014.343 (writing custom Processors)

Using Charles Web Proxy to figure out the built-in updaters in Mac apps:

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