updated 01:31 pm EDT, Tue August 14, 2012
Publishing suite adapts to Gatekeeper security
Quark has released an important update for QuarkXPress 9, its flagship publishing suite. The v9.3.1 release adds support for OS X Mountain Lion, which was launched last month. As a part of the upgrade, QuarkXPress has been made compatible with Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper technology, which normally blocks uncertified apps from being installed. The v9.3.1 code should now install properly under Gatekeeper's default security level.
QuarkXPress 9 costs $849 new, or $349 as an upgrade from versions of the software as far back as v3.0. OS X 10.5.8 or later is required. At the moment Quark is bundling Markzware's PDF2DTP XTension, which normally costs $199.