[Openmcl-devel] ClozureCL on iPhone

Andrew Shalit ashalit at learningtouch.com
Wed Nov 2 23:59:06 UTC 2011


On Nov 2, 2011, at 6:17 PM, Paul Krueger wrote:

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> Since my last email I've done more research on jailbreaking and also exchanged emails with a friend who is a Linux kernel developer and regular iOS jailbreaker. He gave me a much better idea about what's involved. After looking through the history of move and countermove it seems plausible and perhaps likely that Apple will eventually win this battle. The necessary exploits have gotten more involved and unpleasant for developers and (at least for untethered booting) requires finding a user-level exploit to acquire root privileges. Although so far that hasn't been a problem (and it seems that one for iOS 5 is imminent) it's difficult for me to believe that will continue indefinitely. I'm not anxious to invest months or years of effort just to see it made worthless. I'm also not anxious to figure out how to jailbreak all over again every few months. This seems like a deal-killer for me right now, but I'll keep monitoring it.

You don't need untethered booting if you're just doing this for a development device.  Tethered is fine.  Your basic point still stands, though, and I feel pretty much the same way.  Sigh.


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