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    Shane Palmer commented  · 

    Summarizing a comment that I made on the #adobe MacAdmins Slack channel here:
    https://macadmins.slack.com/archives/C0653D6F9/p1615397985039400

    I have tested creating Intel and Apple Silicon packages for Adobe Acrobat DC (which is an Intel application) and Adobe Lightroom CC (which is a Universal application).

    It appears that the selection, in the Adobe Admin Console, of Intel vs. Apple Silicon is NOT about whether the application itself is native to Intel or Apple Silicon (or Universal), its about whether or not the installer packages themselves will run on Intel or Apple Silicon.

    So not only do we have to double the number of packages that we need to build (which will amount to 30+ packages for those of us that build a package per application), but this is going to be super confusing trying to explain this to our 75+ Mac admins, that they might need to use the Apple Silicon version of the installer to install an Intel application on an Apple Silicon Mac and they might need to use the Intel version of the installer to install a Universal application on an Intel Mac.

    The effort from Adobe over the last several months, since the Apple Silicon Macs were released, should have been spent making Adobe’s installers Universal. Now we IT admins have waited for many months in hopes of something that will make our lives at least a little easier when it comes to deploying Adobe applications to Apple Silicon Macs, but in true Adobe fashion we have gotten something that makes our lives MUCH MUCH harder (just like downloading the downloader to download the installer).

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