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RiP Dev Officially Discontinues Installer for iPhone

RiP Dev Officially Discontinues Installer for iPhone

Posted June 17, 2009 at 8:12pm by iClarified
Today RiP Dev announced that it is officially discontinuing support of Installer for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Today, a new iPhone OS, 3.0 has been released. This is obviously a big and long waited for update for all iPhone users. And we believe, it is about time to officially announce that we are discontinuing support of Installer platform for iPhone and iPod touch.

Over past 1.5 years when we were involved in the Installer project (first in 3.x versions, then in 4.x), a lot of things has happened and we believe it's time to unify the installation platform for the iPhone — and clearly, over the past year this is DPKG, thanks to tremendous effort of Jay Freeman and his Cydia. We have also dropped our two cents by providing our own themeable and lightweight DPKG installer tool, named Icy.

So now you have a choice, which tool to use — and no matter what you choose, it will be compatible with each other. We obviously cannot speak for Jay, but we will do our best to make sure two products play nicely together.

The Installer 4 repositories we manage will be running until July 1st, 2009, then they will be discontinued and brought offline. So if you wanted to get something that is only available in the Installer — this is the time to do so.

We would like to take the opportunity and say “thank you” to everyone who has contributed and supported Installer project in any way. You rock.

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JSON - June 18, 2009 at 8:22pm
Finally, never liked their stuff anyhow. Found it unprofessional, childish looking and too invasive. Long live cydia!
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - June 18, 2009 at 10:59am
icy is crap drop that too takes abouyt 5 mins to refresh sources all the time
iName - June 17, 2009 at 9:41pm
installer was way better than cydia i dont know why it became so popular all of sudden :/
Sachin - June 18, 2009 at 1:12am
I definitely agree, I loved installer. Stupid Cydia.
Lol - June 18, 2009 at 1:38am
The reason Cydia became so much more popular was because of the transition from 1.1.x to 2.0 firmware. Cydia was readily availible as soon as the new update came out. Installer was not. Thus the number of packages were on on Installer because they were already on Cydia.
bob childress
bob childress - June 17, 2009 at 9:08pm
Great move! Thanks!
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