What I learned at MacADUK 2018 or: Things People Told Me That I Didn't Know Before

A platform for platforms MacADUK 2018 was a forum for a discussion of platforms. There were fewer technical talks on individual tools, and more focused on the importance of implementing systems to seamlessly deliver those tools. Talks such as Diana Birsan's and Graham Gilbert and Brett Demetris's were instructive on…

Updating TeX Live

MacTeX is a fully featured TeX distribution for Mac, incorporating various GUI applications, Ghostscript and the current version of TeX Live. Versions are released on an annual basis. The GUI applications use the Sparkle update mechanism, and in some cases, this can be managed via Configuration Profile. However, the core…

Deploying ChemDraw Pro 15 with Munki

This post will describe how to deploy and license ChemDraw Pro 15 via Munki. As with my previous post on Mathematica, an easily modifiable script for building a license pkg can be found on my Github. Prerequisites Importing ChemDraw Pro Package the license Prerequisites: ChemDraw Pro .dmg. At the time…

Deploying Mathematica with Munki

This post will describe how to package and deploy Mathematica and an associated license to eligible clients via Munki. An easily modifiable script for building a license pkg can be found on my Github. Prerequisites Importing Mathematica Importing Mathematica Extras Package the license Prerequisites: Mathematica_$VERSION.dmg The license info…

Deploying and configuring Prism 7

GraphPad Prism is a scientific application that, according to the vendor blurb, "combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization." It is licensed software, available in a number of flavours. Deploying and licensing the application is relatively simple, and GraphPad provide some helpful…