Adding section for MTP protocol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol
It is widely used today in place of umass USB interface in smartphones, digital cameras and music players and deserves its own section in handbook. This will automatically answer some user questions when they want to use such devices with FreeBSD.
Fix: Patch attached with submission follows:
What is the reason to not commit this helpful information in to Handbook?
I tried to find some information how to connect my Android device as MTP and I found this PR instead of some useful handbook page.
No I found that we have 3 choices in ports:
I didn't tried them yet.
Yes, the commit process is excruciatingly slow.
I had a look at the patch. It does not apply cleanly to the latest version of the disks chapter. Can you send us an updated patch?
I apologize for the slowness. The fact is that we have many more PRs than we have committers.
If it takes 5 years to commit patch then why anybody should contribute? Everything done becomes obsolete and cannot be committed anyway.
Thank you for your patience. I'm working on landing this right now.
The FreeBSD project is run by volunteers and sometimes these slip through the cracks. If you feel that your PRs are being neglected, feel free to post to the appropriate mailing list or get someone on IRC or CC me to the PR directly and I will try to move it along.
Just asking - what's the status of this PR?
I tried to connect phone to FreeBSD desktop without any luck. I found much more ports stating "MTP / PTP" file transfer but still no Handbook chapter.
When I tried MTP at the time, in 2012, it worked. This is why I submitted the original PR. I never tried again, because I happen to use other apps to sync cellphones.
Are you getting errors?
(In reply to Yuri Victorovich from comment #8)
The problem was with phone - it must be manually configured to allow MTP over USB so now it works with simple-mtpfs.
I also tried gmtp but it doesn't work. It freezes on each try.
Thank you for your interest!
PS: Arch Linux wiki was very helpful. It would be nice to have this in FreeBSD Handbook
For bugs that match the following
- Status Is In progress
- Untouched since 2018-01-01.
- Affects Base System OR Documentation
Reset to open status.
I did a quick pass but if you are getting this email it might be worthwhile to double check to see if this bug ought to be closed.
It seems this will remain unresolved 'til infinity, so just for the record if anybody find this PR on the internet search - I am using sysutils/fusefs-simple-mtpfs for mounting my Xiaomi Redmi 4X.
(In reply to Miroslav Lachman from comment #11)
I could have committed it, but my bit is only good for ports. -)