Considering there is a full OSS version at https://www.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch-oss, I don't understand why this should be. Can you please elaborate?
The reason given in one of the github issues is:
Briefly, the x-pack folder is integrated into our build scripts for some of the projects (if not all, I can’t check right now) so removing it at build time or providing a source tarball without the x-pack folder would not be possible at this time.
But considering there is an OSS build available from that page which also has installers for different platforms (win/deb/rpm - just not mac), I find that answer lacking.
So I return to my previous question:
is homebrew support abandoned, or its something that you still have hope/plans to support? Is there another recommended install method for OSX?