It has been 5 years since AutoCasperNBI was released, with AutoImagrNBI coming soon afterwards.
However, 5 years is a long time in the world of Apple. And as such, much has changed when it comes to deploying macOS.
NetBoot & Imaging are no longer viable methods for modern macOS deployment, especially when we look at booting off of a network volume to block copy an OS.
As such, today I am ceasing development on both projects & setting their respective GitHub repos as read-only.
In a future episode of the
Mac Admins Podcast I go into more detail about the history of how these apps came to be, & I’ll be at JNUC2019 next week raising a glass to both apps.
I have just updated both AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI to version 1.5.2.
The apps are now notarized, as per the forthcoming changes mentioned
Also, both projects Xcode settings have been updated & Sparkle bumped to the latest release 1.21.3 too.
Tonight brings a small update to both AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI, which is support for setting a custom Desktop image on Mojave.
Oh, & I correctly signed AutoCasperNBI this release (I hope).
Today I have released my seemingly annual pre-JNUC post-new macOS updates to both AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI, these are likely to be the last major updates to the apps & quite possibly the last updates to the apps ever.
Below is why I have updated the apps, & why this is likely to be their last update.
Earlier today, Google Chrome 50 was released. With this release, there are some changes to the platforms that Google Chrome is supported on.
Below is some detail on this, & how it could affect you.