HandBrakeBatch on the Mac App Store?

If you have upgraded your Mac to OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), you will have noticed that it is necessary to change the Gatekeeper settings in order to run HandBrakeBatch. You have to open the System Preferences, go to Security & Privacy, and check the Anywhere box (see screenshot).

This is not a big change, but I wonder how many Mac users will do it and accept a less secure environment. I could do two things:

  1. Code sign the application with my developer ID
  2. Publish HBB on the Mac App Store (MAS)

If I just code-sign the app, and continue distributing it on this website, it will still not work using the default configuration (which allows only the applications downloaded from the App Store to be executed). The only way for it to work out-of-the-box for new Mac users would be to release it on the App Store.

I expect the changes to the code to be minimal, but the complexity of the deployment would undoubtedly increase. Also, I would probably have to reorganize the github repository to avoid publishing personal information. License-wise all should be good with the terms of GPL, given that the source code will remain available to everybody on github.

If you happen to read this, please do let me know what you think (in the comments below, on twitter, or using the contact page)!