MuseScore 3.3 can't be opened in macOS Catalina

• Nov 8, 2019 - 23:18
Reported version
3.3
Type
Development
Frequency
Many
Severity
S1 - Blocker
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
Yes
Workaround
Yes
Project

I tried to download MuseScore 3.3 on a macOS Catalina and when I try to open the program, it gives me a message that says that it "can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information". Any help please?


Comments

Workaround No Yes

See this FAQ section, to work around this issue you need to right-click MuseScore application and select "Open" in the pop-up menu. This happens due to the new security policies in MacOS Catalina, and many applications have not adapted to it yet.

Title MuseScore 3.3 can't be opened in mac MuseScore 3.3 can't be opened in macOS Catalina

And I believe this is not restricted to MuseScore 3.3, or is it?

In reply to by dmitrio95

What are the risks and issues about "malicious software" infesting my iOS. I'd rather not risk the integrity of my iMac. I'm sure other users know far more about software risks and issues than I, so please offer honestly helpful suggestions as to why MuseScore hasn't worked out the problem.

Is MuseScore working to rectify the incompatibility issue and remove the risk of male-ware infestation on iMac's? Not too conformable with "work-arounds" that essentially "by-pass" security feature designed to protect my iMac integrity.