[fpc-pascal] Development for Symbian OS (S60 5th edition)

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg at opensoft.homeip.net
Sun Jun 28 22:56:42 CEST 2009

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> Not really. The problem with the iPhone is that you cannot run any 
> self-written applications on it (in an Apple-sanctioned way) without 
> subscribing to Apple's $99/year developer program.

And it's such s**t I don't give a toss about. I paid for the device, I wrote the software, so why can't I run it on hardware I legally purchased.  I seriously doubt that American law will hold up in all countries including South Africa. Also the reason I hope Apple looses the court case against Phystar - it's the same principal. Anyway, that's totally off topic and for another discussion.

As far as I understand, the iPhone runs a similar kernel (freebsd based) as Mac OS X is. So yes, I would imagine supporting the one would help the other. I was last year as a major security conference in South Africa and there they showed how easy it was to hack the iPhone - remotely enabling the video camera and record phone calls without the user knowing. Quite scary. Anyway, the point is, the hacker showed us how he does it and he simple ssh or telnet'd into the iPhone and he used basic unix commands from the command line interface on the iPhone. Pretty cool stuff. :-)

 - Graeme -

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