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Re: Will Emacs be ever available for iOS?

From: Toon Claes
Subject: Re: Will Emacs be ever available for iOS?
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 08:59:27 +0100

Elias Mårtenson <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, 5 Jan 2019, 05:27 Richard Stallman <address@hidden wrote:
>> I did not realize that that was possible -- to install programs
>> that are not in the cr...app store.
>> What software is needed to install ish?
> My understanding is that there are two ways: the first is to become a
> registered developer. If you are, you can of course compile anything you
> want. There is a fee associated with being a developer, and I don't know
> what information you need to provide to Apple to do so.

That's true. Although you'll need to pay that fee every year, otherwise
apps stop working.

> The other way is to be added as a tester with a developer. I was told there
> is a limit to the number of testers, and I think its 1000 users. Apparently
> the list of registered testers for the ish project is filled up.
> As I'm writing this, I note that there may also be a third way, which is to
> use corporate deployments. Some companies have Ipads that are used in kiosk
> mode to handle reservations at a restaurant for example. These applications
> are obviously not available on the store, and I seem to recall someone
> saying that they are not vetted by Apple in the same way normal
> applications are. However, I know very little about this and someone who is
> an Ipad developer could probably provide more detail.

Same here, you'll need to pay the fee every year and refresh the apps
with new signatures every year.

There is also a forth way. You can build the app yourself and load it on
your own device. But for this you'll need an Apple computer and use

-- Toon

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