Update to Package Manager ‘Pacifist’ Supports M1 Chip, Rewritten in Swift

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The Pacifist 4.0 update was released in November and it includes full support for M1 Macs. The app was also rewritten in Swift 5.

Pacifist Release Notes

  • Completely rewritten in Swift 5
  • Optimized for Apple Silicon
  • Redesigned, modernized UI
  • Full support for modern versions of macOS
  • Added command-line interface
  • Added browser plug-ins for Chrome and Firefox
  • Expanded support for analyzing existing installations, beyond simply kernel extensions
  • Support for Asset Catalog files
  • Support for Mac OS 9 Installation Tome files
  • Fixed some bugs that could cause certain packages not to open properly
  • Verify phase now correctly checks checksums for all file types, including symbolic links and Mach-O binary files
  • Added Preferences option to change the default setting of the “Use Administrator Privileges” check box
  • Added Preferences option to disable automatic opening in the Finder after extraction
  • Numerous performance optimizations

Pacifist is a powerful tool for working with macOS package files, disk images, and file archives.

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