jamJAR – 1.5

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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.

jamf + AutoPKG + Munki

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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.

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Munki and Patch – A Comparison

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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.

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Google Chrome 50 OS Requirement Changes

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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.

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