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[Package Managers] Cydia vs. Installer 4?
Is there any reason that one would want to use Installer 4 over Cydia?
It seems to me that Cydia's superior for at least the following reasons:
- APT-based: Package management's already been worked out by hundreds of devs before
- Open Source: See arguments elsewhere.
I'm sure there are other reasons, but these seem pretty major to me…
Am I missing something here? I really don't understand why people are so excited about Installer, it's not like the release of Installer is suddenly going to bring all of the old 1.x packages to 2.0…
but why not have both......i do
MacBook Pro OS X SNOW Leopard
iPhone 4 16GB
iPad WiFi 64GB iOS 4.2
BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300)
Are there any compatibility issues with having them both?
Originally Posted by lordofdaflies
the issue is: Installer does not work at all. only crashes and error masseages for me.
I aggree with poster 1: I don´t get the hype about this tool as Cyria is so well implemented and established now
3 apps (cyria, appstore, installer) suck anyway. wouldn´t be a hack in the appstore (or in cyria) be cool to install good and evil from one app?
It used to be the case that Installer was much easier on 'amateur' repositories. Anyone who had something to share could easily create a source and make it available to the community - something that was much harder with Cydia's repository system. Unfortunately, Installer sources are now just as difficult to create as Cydia sources. And adding a source has become equally easy in both programs. I don't see a good reason for the existence of Installer anymore.
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Installing Cydia programs on a phone that has no internet connection: read this.
Editing binary .plist, .strings, .nib and .xib files:
* on your computer: Windows tool / conversion website.
* on your iPhone: convert those files in a terminal with plutil (installed with Erica Utilities) or edit them with iFile (Cydia links).
Cydia is just starting to reach a code maturity while Installer is still very beta, its far too early to tell which one is going to be best, or even whether one will be better than the other. I had my fair share of issues with Cydia and still do to this day. Lets wait and see how they mature!
After jailbreaking/unlocking became popular Installer was the most important app. Probably it had an influence on apple's decision to publish the sdk and create the App Store.
Further development was a bit sluggish so Cydia became the new standard.
dev team seems to be in love with the Installer developers , so they delayed their last release to include a quite useless software full of bugs :p
Let's say thanx and bye to Installer , hello Cydia!
Victim of T-Mobile Germany
While I really don't like getting involved in drama, I'd very much like to know why the dev team seem so in love with Installer…
Originally Posted by Rogoschin
Cydia is a much better app in many ways.
First of all, it's package management system is hell lot better.
Secondly, it's installation method for app is way better. Just like appstore apps. No respringing needed.
Way to go, Saurik!
Keep it up!!
i say its all about what kinda user you are
installer is more user friendly in its plain package based system where the user can only change things he/she has installed thru installer
cydia is more advanced in the aspect that it can affect individual components and files
in basics cydia is more imbeded into the iphones system and installer is more forefront if that makes sense
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