On Mojave (10.14) the presence of the Portable Preferences folder prevents the ‘Audacity’ is an app from the internet, are you sure want to open it’ dialogue from appearing - instead it’s the ‘Audacity is damaged’ message (essentially there is no option to ‘un-quarantine’). The prefs folder works fine if you put it back into the app after it’s un-quarantined.
On Catalina the same app does not give you the ‘are you sure you want to open it’ message, prefs folder inside or not.
Essentially what I’m trying to do is make a version of audacity with modified preferences available to people directly. Since this seems like a developer signing thing, can I solve this by building from source?
ps - also tried right-click open, same results