Re: [Homebrew/homebrew-cask] Make `zap` a requriement (#86432)

Domain: IP info
MX-server: IP info
Size: 3005 Bytes
Create: 2020-07-23
Update: 2020-07-23
Score: 0
Safe: Yes

Outbound domains: |

Below are my thoughts on this:

  • I don't think appcast should be moved from Required to Optional, as there are many casks for which there is no suitable appcast; and of course there are casks that use version :latest and sha256 :no_check and thus by definition do not have an appcast.

  • For zap the simplest way to find any user files and the shared resources associated with a particular cask in my opinion is to run the command sudo find / -iname "*{search item}*" and an inspection of the output (well, at least that is how I do it). I do think it is fine to also mention the "CreateZap Project" and an app such as "AppCleaner" as other examples.

  • As for making the zap Required for new casks, I do not agree with this. In my years of using homebrew-cask I have found that the zap stanza is greatly influenced by the macOS version and the version of the cask, and can change quite a lot -- see this issue, for example. I have also found that one has to use a particular cask for a while (involving opening the app, creating new files, opening existing files, saving new and existing files, exporting, etc.) before one would get a complete list of user files and shared resources associated with a particular cask -- the many contributors to homebrew-cask (and the other cask repo's) already do a great job of adding and /or updating the zap stanza based on their personal experience of using the app, and this should continue to be encouraged.

You are receiving this because you are subscribed to this thread.
Reply to this email directly, view it on GitHub, or unsubscribe.

Want to protect your real email from messages like this? Use TempM email and be more secure on the internet.