Python bindings for libplist Maintained by:avilla@FreeBSD.org Port Added: 07 May 2013 00:17:44 Also Listed In:python License: LGPL21
libimobiledevice is a cross-platform software library that talks the
protocols to support iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV devices.
Unlike other projects, it does not depend on using any existing
proprietary libraries and does not require jailbreaking. It allows
other software to easily access the device's filesystem, retrieve
information about the device and its internals, backup/restore the
device, manage SpringBoard icons, manage installed applications,
retrieve addressbook/calendars/notes and bookmarks and synchronize
music and video to the device.
This port installs the library required to handle Apple Binary and XML
- Update libplist to 1.11.
- Split libusbmuxd.so into comms/libusbmuxd and update to 1.0.9.
- Update libimobiledevice to 1.1.6.
- Update usbmuxd to Git snapshot (~1.0.9).
- Document usbmuxd upgrade process.
This marks an important refactoring effort for proper iOS 7 support.
It's packed with new features, tools, speed improvements, code
refactoring, crash fixes, memory leak fixes and much more.
Use setuptools for all Python ports.
Setuptools is the preferred method to manage Python distributions after
many changes to the packaging ecosystem over the past couple of years.
Only ports using USE_PYDISTUTILS= yes are affected by this commit, ports using
USE_PYDISTUTILS= easy_install remains the same however this usage is now
deprecated and should be converted to USE_PYDISTUTILS= yes.
Some Python distributions do not work with setuptools out of the box because
they extend the install command from distutils and not setuptools, and
so they need to be patched accordingly.
pip (which leverages setuptools) works around the issue by using eggs, however
we want to get rid of those as well, as support for "flat" installation is
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