Just upgraded to 6.0.2, STILL NO IPHONE FIX for Linux hosts! (Ubuntu with 2.6.20 kernel.) My patience has run out... this experience has destroyed VMware's credibility with me and I certainly can't see using it in my data centers nor recommending it to anyone anymore. How am I supposed to get things done when it takes MONTHS to get a critical fix? It should not take 4+ months for a fix like this.
Dr.Cartinian People here does not talk about importing pictures from the iPhone to ubuntu or windows via vmware. That Works im sure no one here expirienced problem with that part. The issue is syncing data through itunes via windows xp/vista/shmista running under VMware.
And Milli I can totaly understand your frustration. allthough other Virtual solution softwares having the same issues unsolved i saw no other to claim that they already have a fix for that. as claimed in one of the postes here by vmware staff member. Now thats ANNOYING! You have a fix? Let it go!! Let us beta test it.. Alpha test it.. pre-alpha test it!! or whatever.!
Thanks for letting us know about the fix, Neben. Any updates (officially or unofficially)?
I have an ipod touch.
what fix should I use ti make it work with my workstation 6 ?
No fix... just get in line and wait with the rest of us.
An more word from VMWare? Still waiting... and waiting.... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting... and waiting...
In the meanwhile i think its better for us all to use the gtkpod solution. Not perfect but atleast it works!!!! just look what some "kids" with programming skill can achieve in a short time while vmware programmers cannot and they are getting paid!
cmon guys (refering to vmware employees) be serious. dont be evil!
to install gtkpod from svn under UBUNTU refer to the following wiki
as far as i know latest svn should now support covers artwork. but i just checked it ..and its still not supported
Related question: if this isn't fixed by the time "my friend's" 30-day eval license expires, will "he" be able to get another one once it is?
Any word from VMWare? Still waiting out here in user land... how many months has it been now?
Another few weeks.... any more news?
Ugh. Still waiting too.
Yeah, I'm sitting with a Windows partition I still have to keep around just to sync my phone.
And I don't just sync music, I sync EVERYTHING (Outlook for my appointments and contacts, TV shows, movies, the whole 9 yards).
I use Evolution which talkes to OWA so I don't have to even use Outlook, but since iPhone is so married to Windows I have to keep it around. It's the only thing I have left that if I get rid of, I can jettison Windows for good (short of using seamlessRDP to run Visual Studio, but that's how I earn $$$).
With VMware, I use SeamlessRDP so I have my XP start bar on the top of my screen and KDE start bar on bottom of the screen. Can run Linux apps and XP apps simultaneously. Most of the time cut & paste works between apps as well. Just gotta get that f___in' iTunes to work!
VMware Fusion supports iPhone (look at their new release notes), and OSX is BSD-based! Something must be up with Linux not being able to talk to multichannel USB devices. Could the problem actually be in the kernel and VMware doesn't have a way to get around it without going through Purgatory (re: kernel developers)?
One thing you can do on the iPhone at least with DigiKam (maybe gPhoto, too) is at least download and delete pictures.
When you plug the phone in, it has to be unlocked. If you type a keycode to unlock the phone, do it now. Take the iPhone to the main menu.
Plug phone in.
You should hear the "ding" and DigiKam loads up. Dismiss the window and ignore the errors. It won't sync up the first time.
Then go into DigiKam's menu and make sure you've added the iPhone from the camera list. Click Camera->iPhone. You should see your pictures. Sometimes you have to do it a couple times. When it doesn't work, I turn the screen off and back on, then go into Safari and get back out then try digiKam again and then it works.
What's up with the fix for this, guys?
On a support call with VMWare on this topic, a MONTH ago, I was told they had an internal fix and were still testing it, and not ready to release it to the public yet. But its been a month now. Whats going on? Good lord how hard could this be? VMWare's credibility is steadily slipping here...
It has been over 5 months since this thread was started, and still no fix :-P
They have an internal build, great. They have a whole list of people who are willing to accept Alpha grade code to try and get their phones working. I'm a linux software developer, and I understand managers are the only ones who can bless builds, but honestly, I'd LOVE to help test the patch. I'd even file some nice bug reports if something went wrong!