EDIT: 1.5.1 released, removing the option to not post notifications for items with a category due to the category not always being written to the ManagedInstallReport.plist when installed. A PR to Munki will be needed to resolve, then this can be re-added.
Tonight brings an update to jamJAR. This update adds an option to not post notifications for items with a category & also adds support for the forthcoming dataJAR Notifier.app (to post banner & alert notifications as needed).
This is the last Python 2 release of jamJAR, the next release will utilise Munki’s shipping Python 3 & will also officially support Apple updates via Munki & the new workflows introduced Munki 5.
At a recent London Apple Admins meetup @ ITV, I gave a 15-minute (ish) version, of the 30-minute talk of the 60-minute talk on jamJAR.
Below is a link to the video of the talk, the slides in a PDF & the video of all talks from that night.
Last night I spoke about jamJAR at the April 2017 University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting.
This talk goes a little more into the “why” we went the jamJAR & some in-use examples.
Below is a link for the video as well as a link for the meeting.
Earlier this year, James Ridsdale & myself presented at macad.uk a talk called “Munki and Patch – A Comparison”.
Below are links from the talk.
The talk itself contained some details on Jamfs forthcoming Patch & our solution leveraging open source tools with Jamf for “patch management”, jamJAR.