These release notes contain a high level list of changes made to each version of the AppsAnywhere macOS Client

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Version 1.5.2 (Current Version)

Released: August 2021

Fixes:

  • AAMAC-86 - Executing a macOS Install delivery method instruction, does not notify once complete or launch the application even though the installation is successful. 

Version 1.5.1

Released: June 2021

Features:

  • AAMAC-9 - Make third-party client detection more generic (and not dependent on the install location)
  • AAMAC-2 - Move client configuration to a user-specific directory
  • Updated AppsAnywhere branding for all splash screens

Fixes:

  • AAMAC-61 - Unable to launch apps that require third-party clients if versioning information could not be retrieved
  • AAMAC-72 - Client installer has issues with upgrading from previous versions
  • AAMAC-76 - Local app detection gets stuck in a recursion loop, causing validation to fail

Version 1.4.1

Released: March 2021

Features:

  • AAMAC-53 - Support managed installation of the MacOS client

Fixes:

  • AAMAC-79 - Client cannot be re-installed if it was not uninstalled using the uninstaller app

Version 1.4.0

Released: November 2020

Features:

  • AAMAC-56 - Manage the installation and update of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app (for Windows Virtual Desktop), in accordance with the organisation's client settings
  • AAMAC-62 - Gather information about the device's Windows Virtual Desktop configuration during validation
  • AAMAC-63 - Ability to launch the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from a launch in AppsAnywhere
  • AAMAC-55 - Implement more secure launch mechanism for Parallels RAS launches

Fixes:

  • AAMAC-54 - PKG deployment fails if the package name contains spaces
  • AAMAC-68 - (From AAMAC-4) DMG deployment fails if the file format is APFS
  • AAMAC-69 - (From AAMAC-4) DMG deployment does not include apps that are found in sub-directories of the deployed volume
  • AAMAC-65 - Security improvements in response to external pen testing

Compatibility:

Beware of lack of compatibility with older AppsAnywhere versions

  • Due to the changes for AAMAC-65 the 1.4.0 client will NOT accept macOS Install launch requests from AppsAnywhere versions older than v2.10
    • Customers should ensure that they are using AppsAnywhere v2.10 before upgrading to the 1.4.0 client
  • Due to the changes for AAMAC-55, the 1.4.0 client is REQUIRED for facilitating Parallels RAS launch requests from AppsAnywhere version 2.10 onwards
    • Customers should ensure that the 1.4.0 client is deployed to all managed machines and set as the minimum version in client settings when using AppsAnywhere v2.10

Version 1.3.7

Released: 8th April 2019

Features:

  • AAMAC-1   - New Disable-Pre-Deploy key available to prevent pre-deployment of 3rd party clients
  • AAMAC-19 - Settings for admins managing Mac OS devices now match those available for Windows client.. This includes:
        • Force-set Institution ID

        • Disable update checks

        • Show initialization splash on startup

        • On-site/Off-site Machines (AAMAC-10)
        • Institution-Owned/User-Owned flags
        • Pre-deploy of third-party clients (AAMAC-1)

Fixes:

  • AAMAC- 6   - Non admin users can now launch DMG delivery method apps
  • AAMAC-13  - Third party minimum version is now respected irrespective of pre-deploy status.

Version 1.3.6 

Released: 30th November 2018

Fixes:

  • AAMAC-8       -  Dock no longer hidden on application launch/click on dock during validation.

Version 1.3.4

Released: 30th August 2018

Fixes:

  • AA-657       - Jamf Pro Integration
  • AA-942       - Improve client detection to avoid having to ask the user if they have previously used AppsAnywhere
  • AAMAC-15 - Add Uninstaller App for Mac Client
  • AAMAC-11 - Remove need to user to enter elevated permissions again when installing Parallels Client

Version 1.3.3

Released: 8th May 2018

Fixes:

  • AA-756 - Security Update for Parallels Integration

Version 1.3.2

Released: 5th March 2018

Features:

  • Added reporting of Laptop vs Desktop to enable AppsAnywhere 2.4 laptop detection functionality

Version 1.2.0

Released: 28th July 2017

Features:

  • Parallels Client integration

Version 1.1.0

Released: 30th June 2017

Features:

  • Ability to detect and launch locally installed apps
  • VMware View Integration
  • Advanced third-party client management workflow
  • Improved self-update functionality

Fixes:

  • System files re-located to more sensible locations:
    • Log files - ~/Library/Logs/Software2
    • Configuration file - /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/Software2/AppsAnywhereConfig.plist
    • Launch agents - ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • Added an icon to the executables
  • macOS Install method detects a re-run and just launches the app
  • AppsAnywhere splash screen is no longer topmost
  • Self-initialisation from RequestClient is now handled correctly
  • Changed self-update to run at a random time through the day to reduct server load

Version 1.0.0 - Initial Release

Released: 22nd November 2016

Features:

  • Encrypted messaging with AppsAnywhere
  • Browser protocol message handling
  • AppsAnywhere session validation
  • Self-update functionality