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Old 06-14-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Is there anything like cydia for kindle?

I recently jailbroke my kindle and I mostly like it so far but I don't like having to get my computer whenever I want to install something. I was wondering if there was a store for the programs that not only puts it all in one place, but also lets me install them without my computer.

If there isn't, I will give a crack at making it because I don't think it would be that hard. All it needs to do is list the programs, download the packages and install them.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:18 PM   #2
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I recently jailbroke my kindle and I mostly like it so far but I don't like having to get my computer whenever I want to install something. I was wondering if there was a store for the programs that not only puts it all in one place, but also lets me install them without my computer.

If there isn't, I will give a crack at making it because I don't think it would be that hard. All it needs to do is list the programs, download the packages and install them.
You don't need your computer to individually install packages.

MrPI is a batch mode installer.
Put everything you want installed in /mrpackages, at the same time, and trigger MrPI once.

= = = =

The only true protection a Kindle user has from harmful or malicious packages is the fact that a human (the owner) must be involved in installing each package.

The "central distribution point" is already a single place, this forum.

How do you plan to get the human to read the directions for each package to be installed?
The directions are packed with each package and included in the distribution post.
We can't force anyone to RTFM -
But we certainly do not want to encourage people to skip reading the directions by over automation.

And who is going to be in charge of keeping the pool of packages current?

Who is going to provide and maintain the hosting?

Who is going to pay for it?

Yourself?

That is a lot of trust and responsibility to put in one person.

Why would we want someone who has only made a single post on the site, has been a member for less than a day and uses nothing newer than a K3 to be that trustee?
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:34 PM   #3
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You don't need your computer to individually install packages.

MrPI is a batch mode installer.
Put everything you want installed in /mrpackages, at the same time, and trigger MrPI once.

= = = =

The only true protection a Kindle user has from harmful or malicious packages is the fact that a human (the owner) must be involved in installing each package.

The "central distribution point" is already a single place, this forum.

How do you plan to get the human to read the directions for each package to be installed?
The directions are packed with each package and included in the distribution post.
We can't force anyone to RTFM -
But we certainly do not want to encourage people to skip reading the directions by over automation.

And who is going to be in charge of keeping the pool of packages current?

Who is going to provide and maintain the hosting?

Who is going to pay for it?

Yourself?

That is a lot of trust and responsibility to put in one person.

Why would we want someone who has only made a single post on the site, has been a member for less than a day and uses nothing newer than a K3 to be that trustee?
I guess that makes sense.

I was just wondering if existed. It would be easy to make, yes but as you said, it's better that they read the directions.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:46 PM   #4
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You don't need your computer to individually install packages.

MrPI is a batch mode installer.
Put everything you want installed in /mrpackages, at the same time, and trigger MrPI once.

= = = =

The only true protection a Kindle user has from harmful or malicious packages is the fact that a human (the owner) must be involved in installing each package.

The "central distribution point" is already a single place, this forum.

How do you plan to get the human to read the directions for each package to be installed?
The directions are packed with each package and included in the distribution post.
We can't force anyone to RTFM -
But we certainly do not want to encourage people to skip reading the directions by over automation.

And who is going to be in charge of keeping the pool of packages current?

Who is going to provide and maintain the hosting?

Who is going to pay for it?

Yourself?

That is a lot of trust and responsibility to put in one person.

Why would we want someone who has only made a single post on the site, has been a member for less than a day and uses nothing newer than a K3 to be that trustee?
Not to mention getting permission from the developers to avoid a DCMA takedown.

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:33 PM   #5
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Not to mention getting permission from the developers to avoid a DCMA takedown.
Rewritten like a forum newbie.

Everything on this site is "Open Source", all sources are published (usually in a public repository) and are licensed for re-use.
Not everyone uses the same license, but they all qualify as "Open Source" licenses.

Not a site rule or forum guideline, just by mutual assent of the contributors.
The Amazon/Lab126 firmware is the only closed source that we deal with, they provide more than enough.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:58 AM   #6
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Rewritten like a forum newbie.

Everything on this site is "Open Source", all sources are published (usually in a public repository) and are licensed for re-use.
Not everyone uses the same license, but they all qualify as "Open Source" licenses.

Not a site rule or forum guideline, just by mutual assent of the contributors.
The Amazon/Lab126 firmware is the only closed source that we deal with, they provide more than enough.
Didn't know that. Now that I think about it, everything I have used from this forum was open source. Didn't really stop to think about it.

Also, thanks for letting me know.
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@aaronius: I would really encourage you to go ahead and create a KUAL addon which downloads and puts-in all *.bin hacks from our MR to /mnt/us/mrpackages folder and then trigger MrPI to install them!
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@aaronius: I would really encourage you to go ahead and create a KUAL addon which downloads and puts-in all *.bin hacks from our MR to /mnt/us/mrpackages folder and then trigger MrPI to install them!
Not practical.

Such packages are released by attachment to the first post of their release thread.
When updated, the attachment link URL changes, breaking your downloader.

The few packages that are not released by attachment to the first post of their release thread, also have a new URL for each new release.
That leaves your downloader fetching the out-of-date package rather than the newly updated one.
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Not practical.

Such packages are released by attachment to the first post of their release thread.
When updated, the attachment link URL changes, breaking your downloader.

The few packages that are not released by attachment to the first post of their release thread, also have a new URL for each new release.
That leaves your downloader fetching the out-of-date package rather than the newly updated one.
Seems like then this 'Cyndia for Kindle' needs a revamped MobileRead or dedicated site itself!
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Seems like then this 'Cyndia for Kindle' needs a revamped MobileRead or dedicated site itself!
Been there, tried that.
You want to maintain it (and pay for it)?
I can transfer the site (currently inactive) to your server.
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You might also give all of them nice (free) social media pages.

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That should be a nice 'network scripting' exercise.

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