[Tshwanelex-l] macOS Catalina TLex and tlTerm users

David Joffe david.joffe at tshwanedje.com
Wed Jan 15 05:49:33 EST 2020

Dear macOS TLex and tlTerm users,

Several users reported issues where Apple's new Catalina reports 
that the App is "damaged" and won't allow it to run. It turns out 
this was seemingly caused by Apple's GateKeeper system not being 
able to handle Unicode correctly in filenames.

We've produced a new 64-bit macOS build under the '2641' subfolder 
here that hopefully helps fix this issue:

(If 2641 is not available above, click on the highest-numbered 
subfolder higher than 2641)

However, GateKeeper still gives a warning about being unable to 
check for 'malicious software'. But, it should be possible to now 
under System Settings -> Security -> General add an exception to 
allow it to 'open anyway'.

A user reports they did get it working on Catalina:

'See image after the paragraph starting with "Prior to macOS 
'in Catalina, apparently, you have to go into System Settings → 
Security → General (see image after "In macOS Catalina and macOS 
Mojave, when an app fails to install" in the link) to find the "open 
anyway" button ... before Catalina, you might get a warning with a 
button to open anyway'

I'd appreciate to hear from other Catalina users if this helps now 
using build 2641 or higher, or if any Catalina or other 
macOS-version-users remain stuck etc.

 - David

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