File fransfer from iPad to FreeBSD

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Mon Feb 19 17:35:55 UTC 2018

On 18/02/2018 12:40, @lbutlr wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2018, at 11:15, Polytropon <freebsd at> 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.

FreeBSD - the place to B...Software Developing

Shane Ambler

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