Getting Started with Margarita
Margarita offers a very easy to use interface to Reposado. First we need to create one or more branch. A branch is a custom listing where your clients can be affiliated. Usually we need two branches : One for testing client (lab’s group) and one for all other clients. With this system you can verify the compatibility of a patch with your environment and release it to all your clients later.
– Go to the bottom of Margarita and add two branches named “TESTING” and “RELEASE” as example (eventually you can add a third branch named “REFUSED” for patches with which you have problems) :
– At the top of the page, you’ve two options for adding patches to specific branches. If you want to add all patches at a time, you can select the branch name and click “Add all products”. The second option is to click every software that you want to add by the button “Unlisted” :
– If you choose the second option, the patches are placed in a queue “Listing queue” and you need to validate your selection by pressing “Apply queue changes” at the top. The number of selected patches is shown near the link :
If a patch is removed from the Apple updates, your server will continue to offer it to clients. Margarita will show removed patch as “Deprecated” with the orange flag and you can keep it as long you want. It can be useful when a new update is not working in your environment or when a patch is removed hastily by Apple (like the iPhoto 9.1 update).