Lima – “O alta Cydia” direct din Safari



Lima este o alternativa pentru Cydia “online”. Aceasta inlocuitoare este o pagina web care ne ofera aceleasi posibilitati pe care ni le ofera Cydia, diferenta dintre cele doua este ca Lima este pagina web pe care o accesam direct din Safari, iar Cydia este o aplicatie. Tot ce trebuie sa facem este sa intram pe pagina oficiala (dupa ce instalam anumite fisiere), apoi selectam un package si asteptam sa se descarce, iar dupa se va instala, totul direct din Safari.

Deocamdata Lima este beta si nu este public, dezvoltatorii lucrand din greu pentru a imbunatati acest serviciu astfel incat oricine sa il poata utiliza.

Pentru a deveni un beta tester trebuie sa va inscrieti aici si sa aseptati un email unde veti primi instructiunle. Pentru ca sunt foarte multe cereri, poate dura chiar si 2-3 luni de zile pana veti deveni un beta tester.

So how does this work?
The real magic behind Lima is the simple lightweight plugin which runs on your device, it enables the browser to do things normal web browsers can’t do. Not going to make this too technical, if you want to know how it exactly works a bit of reverse engineering will get you pretty far

Doesn’t that “plugin” introduce a new security problem?
Well I spent a lot of time building a solid system to make sure that there is no way those actions will be preformed unless you choose to preform them. Currently it even isn’t possible for sites other then to install packages on your device. If you do manage to find a way around the Lima security system, shoot an email to and if you’re right you’ll receive a cookie and a honorable spot in the credits of Lima.

What about dependencies, dependency chains, conflicts?
Lima current can handle dependencies, dependency chains and conflicts. There might be a few bugs in the system doing that as its hard to test a system like that without having enough testers.

So Lima is much better than Cydia, right?
To be honest, I have no answer to that question. It’s up to you to decide. Lima might be faster at performing certain tasks, though during the beta period we’re monitoring multiple things and the whole system isn’t optimized yet so it isn’t running at full speed yet. Lima also has some interesting new features like support for OTA installations. Again, I’m not going to be arrogant and claim Lima is better than Cydia, it’s all up to you to decide.

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