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  • KDE Improving File Access For Apple iOS Devices With New KIO AFC

    Phoronix: KDE Improving File Access For Apple iOS Devices With New KIO AFC

    With KDE Gear next year there will be improved support for accessing files from Apple iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. There already exist several KDE implementations for accessing files off iOS devices while a new one written against the latest KIO code has been merged...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/KDE-Be...le-File-Access

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    Hallo Michael, actually the developer's full name is Kai Uwe Broulik.

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    • #3
      Finally it happened. Had to use gvfs compatible FM to access phone documents.

      UPD: Built lib only part on current KF 5.100 and it is working great
      Last edited by V1tol; 28 November 2022, 05:19 PM.

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      • #4
        This is very important.

        Apple goes out of its way to lock up its devices, but their prevalence is far and wide. We need more "mainstream" ways of accessing routine data such as photos on the devices. Hopefully this will work or continue to work across multiple generations of these devices as Apple invents new ways to lock people out.

        (By mainstream, I simply mean a major desktop package or well known project providing this functionality, not just some one-off script by one single developer on github that hasn't been updated in 8 months. That's not a confidence builder)

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        • #5
          Does anyone seriously use IOS when Apple won't even support Linux on/with their devices?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AlanTuring69 View Post
            Does anyone seriously use IOS when Apple won't even support Linux on/with their devices?
            Not every Linux user has family members willing to also be Linux users.

            Besides, I doubt it's 1:1 Linux users on their computer who carry Linux phones. So either some/most Linux users have either Android, Apple, or no phone at all.

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            • #7
              Fun fact: GNOME decided AFC shouldn't be used and only mount PTP by default which is only for pictures. Useless.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mangix View Post
                Fun fact: GNOME decided AFC shouldn't be used and only mount PTP by default which is only for pictures. Useless.
                source?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by szymon_g View Post

                  source?

                  https://github.com/GNOME/gvfs/commit...6b4884a05f6705

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ezst036 View Post

                    Not every Linux user has family members willing to also be Linux users.

                    Besides, I doubt it's 1:1 Linux users on their computer who carry Linux phones. So either some/most Linux users have either Android, Apple, or no phone at all.
                    Most will have Android for sure, but not all of them. My phone, for example, has Ubuntu Touch.

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