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Re: Porting amarok-1.4 to F11



On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:12:20AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 16:07 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > Yes they are. You'll need an appropriate fdi file to indicate that 
> > they're an ipod, though.
> 
> To be clear, apps like AmaroK / Rhythmbox would just talk to the iPod
> via libgpod or similar directly. The FUSE method of 'mounting' iPods is
> just another way of talking to libgpod, to give you the convenient user
> interface of a mounted filesystem, but it doesn't really make sense for
> other applications to go through the fake filesystem rather than just
> using the library to talk to the device directly.

Right, but my understanding was that various applications required a 
mount point to be flagged as belonging to an ipod for them to use 
libgpod on it. The ipod touch and iphone can't be used as mass-storage 
devices - they speak a custom USB protocol which has been implemented as 
a fuse driver.

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Matthew Garrett | mjg59 srcf ucam org


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