MacPatch provides enterprise system management for desktop and laptop computers running Mac OS X. Originally developed as a stop-gap for patching commercial Mac OS X products, MacPatch is now in its third generation. It supports both software installation and patching, runs on Python in a Flask ecosystem, and can be used on both Mac and Linux servers. MacPatch contains basic reporting functionality and enables custom patch creation, end-user self-patching and self-installation, as well as other configurable features.
- More clients per server
- Reduced number of servers needed
- Reduced network payload
- Fewer options needed for tuning
- Easier to develop and test new web services
- Built on active open-source projects