File fransfer from iPad to FreeBSD
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On 18/02/2018 12:40, @lbutlr wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2018, at 11:15, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
>> And as macOS is "somehow UNIX or even BSD", why doesn't Apple
>> provide a native iTunes program for FreeBSD? That would make them
>> look more professional - and me happy. :-)
> Two reasons, while OS X (Er, macOS) is Unix based, the GUI that
> iTunes runs in is much more than just a gnome-GUI and it would take
> massive efforts to port something like iTunes to FreeBSD.
iTunes would be a Cocoa app - and as devel/gnustep strives to be code
compatible with Apple's Cocoa framework it would make a lot of the
porting work already done.
I also believe that it would be less work than you think, as when Apple
brought NeXT, the nextstep code that became Cocoa, already supported
Windows and Solaris on a variety of hardware like m68K, x86, Sparc and
HP Risc. So the areas that need porting will already be clearly
identified and could be closer to working than you'd expect.
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