Cydia for Mac soon!

This is a discussion on Cydia for Mac soon! within the Mac OS X forums, part of the Mac Software category; Originally Posted by Biobunny Let me explain Cydia which may be a bit too technical for some users. Cydia is a friendly Debian based package ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biobunny View Post
    Let me explain Cydia which may be a bit too technical for some users. Cydia is a friendly Debian based package manager that works just like in allot of Linux distros. There are two Mac version scalled MacPorts and Fink. But the problem is that it's command line only (and the GUI ones are horrible). So Cydia could be a solution for open source software. It convinces people to perhaps port some iOS tweaks to the Mac. Perhaps there could be a easier way to tweak the Mac! Perhaps it could have a WinterBoard for the Mac! And best of all, it could be the creation of more useful open source software. And for those who think that you have to "jailbreak" the Mac, well technically the Mac is already jailbroken (unless you can't do any startup options and your account can't disable the simple finder option because Apple forced it on).
    That was sooo technical. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf View Post
    That was sooo technical. :D
    Definitely helped though!

    Thanks Biobunny :)
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    Yeah, Biobunny is right. Cydia wouldn't really achieve much, though. Any application or tweak you want can be found with a simple search of:
    (a) Google
    (b) Trusted download site e.g. download.com, cnet.com/downloads, etc.
    (c) Mac App Store/Intel AppUp
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    Quote Originally Posted by skullkandy09 View Post
    Yeah, Biobunny is right. Cydia wouldn't really achieve much, though. Any application or tweak you want can be found with a simple search of:
    (a) Google
    (b) Trusted download site e.g. download.com, cnet.com/downloads, etc.
    (c) Mac App Store/Intel AppUp
    It wouldn't achieve nothing, it'll help developers get apps, themes and other programs out to Mac users that aren't found on the internet. Cydia is basically an app where freelance developers and "companies" can release their applications to the masses on iDevices currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar6000 View Post
    It wouldn't achieve nothing, it'll help developers get apps, themes and other programs out to Mac users that aren't found on the internet. Cydia is basically an app where freelance developers and "companies" can release their applications to the masses on iDevices currently.
    I agree. Biobunny explained it thoroughly. Cydia would open up a lot of possibilities, like a more streamlined Mac OS that will allow users to change themes or little things. I guess it'll just collect all of them together for people to search easier and stuff.

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    Sounds really exciting still!
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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf View Post
    Jailbreak the Mac? :)
    Well you did hear them on stage saying the intent of lion was to bring the iOS experience home to the Mac
    Well surprise jail braking is coming home

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    Personally, I think it will..
    If you have noticed, all the Apple products are following suit with
    each of their devices...App store now on all, now with iOS 5, I believe something similar will happen, maybe not a full blown Cydia,
    but something... Just not sure what exact ally though..
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    But the thing s on mac you can already install anything you want? I dont see the need for a cydia to be honest apart from easy access to these files that probably could be hosted in other places or even a simple website, but Im sure it will do well and I will use it if it ever comes to lion

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    Hm... Cydia on a Mac is kinda redundant IMO. It's not as closed as iOS, so I don't see the point. Granted, I'm on Windows (le gasp, blasphemy!), but still...

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