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Creating a toggle for netatalk on the iPhone

Netatalk on the iPhone is great, but what if you want to turn it off. Using Bossprefs it is easy to create a toggle which allows you to control the state of your netatalk daemon.

For this to work you need a jailbroken iphone with netatalk, openssh, and Bossprefs installed, all avaialable through Cydia. I would also suggest grabbing insomnia to stop your iphone going to sleep (or change the settings in system preferences).
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Using the SDK with a jail broken iphone

I want to muck about in the sdk and I want to take my muck and move it to an iphone. What I am doing is not worthy of sale – or really even distribution, but to test it on an actual hardware I have to pay apple so my app is signed.

The simulator is exactly that, a simulator, not an emulator. You really have no idea of the performance of your code until you throw a real iphone in the mix. But with a jailbroken iphone and a bit of pokery you can get the sdk to play nice with your hardware. See this page: http://www.246tnt.com/iPhone/.

Well worth the effort. Now I know my app which runs fast and smooth on the simulator, waits 30 seconds and then crashes my iphone. I used to be able to do that on my Windows Mobile without coding anything.