Mountain Lion has just joined the club of the most popular felines in the world, and those of you who won't wait a single minute to install Mac OS X 10.8 will discover rather quickly one of the new features of the operating system called Gatekeeper.
Gatekeeper is designed to protect users from malicious downloads and by default blocks opening executables that haven't come from the Mac App Store or that aren't signed with a certificat formally identifying the developer via Apple.
After upgrading to Mountain Lion, Wakanda applications already present on the disk will continue to function as normal, but for any Wakanda application downloaded thereafter, whether via online installer or DMG archive, the following alert will appear:
There is, however, nothing prohibitive about this alarm as the blockage by Gatekeeper can easily be worked around, by either modifying the System Preferences and authorizing downloaded applications from any source (see image below) or, if you wish to maintain the default behavior, by using a Control- or right-click when opening the application. Important: In the latter case, you only need to perform this operation once; in the future, your preference will be recalled and the application can be opened normally.
When you download Wakanda, you will need to authorize each initial launch of Wakanda Server and Wakanda Studio. Subsequent launches will be exempt from these controls.
We are going to eliminate this constraint by including the Apple certificate required by Gatekeeper in upcoming versions. The implementation isn't complex but we must, as usual, perform numerous tests to be certain of its proper functioning under Wakanda, in all its configurations, on Mountain Lion.
Of course, none of this should prevent you from roaring with pleasure when taking advantage of all the new features in Mountain Lion.