Wednesday 24 March 2010

iPhone and iPod touch support in Fedora

As Martin posted recently, libimobiledevice hit 1.0.0 earlier this week.

As a timeline of what's available in Fedora, here's a list of the features available in each Fedora release for iPhone and iPod Touch users:
- Fedora 11 contains libimobiledevice 1.0.0 and filesystem access through ifuse
- Fedora 12 was the first distribution to ship with out-of-the-box support for gvfs-afc, presenting you with your device on the desktop as soon as plugged in.
- Fedora 13 (and the upcoming Beta) will contain libgpod and Rhythmbox with music syncing support for those devices.

Loads of tweaks are happening now in Fedora 13 to make the experience smoother. Feedback in the bugzillas, as per usual.


Anonymous said...

What's really missing right now is DACP support in rhythmbox.

Bastien Nocera said...

@Anonymous: DACP support is listed in the Summer Of Code project ideas:

Anonymous said...

Why libgpod and similar libs are not GObject based? It makes them difficult to bind.

Bastien Nocera said...

You should ask that question to libgpod hackers. My guess is that it makes it easier to use from non-GObject based desktops, such as KDE.

Unknown said...

Any chance to see an updated rhythmbox in Fedora 12

Bastien Nocera said...

@Gianluca: No plans for an updated Rhythmbox in F12. File a bug in the Red Hat bugzilla if you have specific bugs you'd like to see fixed.