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Old 05-04-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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Linux and iTunes

I've searched around a bit and read that something called SharpMusique can be used to access the itunes music store. Have any of you tried it, and if so, are there any distribution-specific issuse I need to know about in order to build it? Is it even worth the effort? It sure is easy to just use gtk-gnutella....
Old 05-04-2005, 11:33 PM   #2
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I've read that you can actually run iTunes in Crossover Office. Although, from what I understand it runs a bit slow. It still works.
Old 06-26-2005, 02:56 AM   #3
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I've used SharpMusique a little bit. It was somewhat difficult to install, I don't have it completely working, and the complete lack of instructions is quite annoying.
  • It needs just about all the latest mono packages. See
  • It needs one manual correction to the source code. Change line 1231 in FairStore.cs from
    string strSubmit;
    string strSubmit = "";
  • Before building, it looks like you need to run the script, but I couldn't get it to work.
Once installed, it mostly runs ok, although I can't get the song preview to work, most likely because of the failure.
Old 06-26-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Steve, I'm glad I asked. What I find annoying is to have to wade through all this just to give Apple my money. It seems to me that Apple wants to borrow extensivly from the open source community, but wants to give nothing back.
Old 07-14-2005, 07:56 PM   #5
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I agree, and to think I almost bought a mac (great machine, nice software, b**** of a company though). I'm running on my FC4 installation. It automatically runs configure, make and I think make install. I was very close to writing Apple a nasty e-mail about iTunes, but they don't have a general iTunes feedback form. On that topic, what has anyone heard about installing Darwin? I've tried downloading their software, but it's not on for some reason, it keeps complaining that it can't read the file. Well for now I guess I'll just have to keep looking for Platic Jesus on Limewire.....



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