Episode 16: Autopkg and Creative Cloud with Tim Sutton

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 16: Autopkg and Creative Cloud with Tim Sutton

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Synopsis

A talk with Tim Sutton on Adobe Creative Cloud packaging, including some discussion of new packaging techniques focused around Creative Cloud Packager and Autopkg. After that, we break into the new MacBook Pro with TouchBar, that both Emily and Pepijn are using as their daily drivers.

Links & Notes

Import antigravity
CCP Recipes for Autopkg Test Repo (Use at your own risk, no warranty, if you break it you own both pieces)
Adobe Installation and Licensing blog
CCP CLI automation support:

TouchBar Macs, Imaging & Control:
* Managing the TouchBar Strip
* New Activation for TouchBar Macs
* Offline Activation Methods for TouchBar Macs

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Episode 8: Adobe Installer Format Changes

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 8: Adobe Installers

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  • Tim Sutton, Systems Administrator, Concordia University and Author, aamporter [@tvsutton]
  • Patrick Fergus, Mac Systems Administrator, Meredith Corporation, [@foigus]

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Discussed Links:

Adobe has changed their installer format!

Karl Gibson (Product Manager, Creative Cloud for Enterprise team) spoke at PSUMAC this year on the subject.

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Software vendors put more logic into their software delivery system especially with the trend towards subscription-based models, Tim predicts pain in managed IT environments if they can’t continue providing simpler deployment packages.

Adobe also updated applications in a strange manner, mixing some new major releases and some dot releases while making it hard to determine which is which.
https://twitter.com/foigus/status/745628832602820609

Where we were: Adobe presentation describing RIBS

“Applications that can be deployed without their base versions” (list of new format packages)
(Tim wonders why almost none of these updated apps using the new installer format actually display that new package icon as listed in CCP)

HyperDrive CLI Uninstall documentation

Requires sapCode from the “Applications that can be deployed…”

Tim’s blog posts on deploying Creative Cloud licenses and installers using Munki from 2015:

Patrick’s PSU MacAdmins presentation slides (video to come):

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