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> Yup. The "normal" mount contains nothing that normal users should access.
> Accessing the photos will leave ghosts on the device, and there have been
> ways to update the music database in Linux for a few iOS releases.
I very much doubt that anyone would release any code to touch an idevice
music database due to fear of
legal action from the manufacturer. It may exist already.
The ability to sync contacts, calendars and events, meeting info, notes,
pictures etc ( anything that would be considered the personal data entered
by the idevice owner is another matter entirely. Anything that the law
provides in most countries such as the IP to that person or the copyright of
documents or photos etc, and yes it can be a very grey area between the laws
in different countries. This is just the other side of the coin but this
time from the owners perspective and legal rights.
What Linux applications support syncing those contacts? Are you sure they actually
require the mounted filesystem?
> You can still access the device by editing the URL in the "Documents
> location. Just remove the ":3" at the end.
Thanks for this info,
> If you have use cases that aren't the 2 mentioned above, or using your
> as a thumb drive, please file bugs against gvfs in the upstream GNOME
While I agree for the normal non developer user, the removal, to be able to
access what you could originally access, on the idevice before the code
change, may be of little value.
It is frustrating if you are developing applications and need access to these
areas for debugging, checking directory, files and structure etc of the
It is even more frustrating when the Fedora workstation is being targetted as
a developer's platform, and it also affects any downstream distribution
developers in the same way.
How do you develop iOS applications on Linux? In any case, it's not a target
of Fedora Workstation. It could be, but it's not.
While nautilus still exposes the pictures on an idevice through
system does not seem to have changed.
I can't parse that.
As far as I am aware it is possible to copy pictures from the idevice
transfers of pictures to the idevice will succeed, but will not be shown on
the idevice by native apps without further hacking.
So it doesn't work. Sure you could use, and you can still use, the partition
as storage. But I don't see the point in doing that.
The other mount exposes the so called document folder of some user
apps on the idevice and may be useful for someone developing
It's useful for adding files to applications, for example, music, photos, or
documents in most 3rd-party applications.
but is off
limited use to a normal non developer user, unless the normal non developer
wants to use the phone as a usb drive to transport files without carrying an
extra usb drive.
The removal of the nautilus properties page on an connected idevice does have
an effect that a nautilus-ideviceinfo extension that has been in gnome git
for many years cannot be easily exposed and used and a gnome bugzilla entry
has been active from last year without even a comment to date.
I hope this can be resolved in the short term as it provides all users of
idevices with info that is expected today and further benefits
the foss community and the goals of Fedora, Gnome and downstream
Showing all the possible partitions doesn't help anyone, that I can see. Explain
how the data on that partition is useful to the large majority of iOS/Linux users,
and we can investigate.