Homebrew Channel Beta 10 will be the last for a while

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by War, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007
    "While Wiibrew devs are busy updating their programs to be compatible with Homebrew Channel Beta 9, Marcan and the rest of Team Twiizers are already working on HBC Beta 10.

    The Team wants you to know that Beta 10 will be the last update in for a long while, so if you have any suggestions for the update - a fix, a small feature - better voice it out over at hackmii.

    Marcan explains that the Homebrew Channel is already "feature-complete," so they won't be adding any major features in Beta 10, which will just be an update to smooth out kinks, fix a few bugs, maybe add some minor features if it's doable. The operative word here is minor. Note that they will not add any big new features:

    Don’t even think about integrating other apps, or adding disc loading, or anything like that. We’re talking about small fixes like honoring some setting or adding some minor controller support. Classic controller support is plausible. Fixing some graphical problem is doable. Integrating FTPii isn’t. Sound isn’t. I’m deleting totally implausible posts to keep things sane.

    And here's what they already worked on for Beta 10:

    * meta.xml now handles non-ASCII characters properly (you can use iso-8859-1 or utf-8 encoding, but utf-8 is restricted to the iso-8859-1 subset)
    * Wiimote shutdown support (in libogc git now - we should have added this earlier)
    * Wiimote rumble now honors the rumble setting
    * A crash bug or two (hard to hit)

    So if you want to voice out a suggestion for Beta 10, hit the source link below. Remember now, this will be their last update for a long time - who knows if they even choose to ever update it again - so now's a good time to speak up."

  2. webyugioh

    webyugioh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 17, 2007
    10KM East of Nowhere
    I thing the HBC is just about perfect as it is,
    but If I could request some things i guess:

    1. Mark some hombrew as ‘favorite’ so it is displayed on the first few pages, rather than manually editing the .xml to do that.

    2. If the app is an invalid elf, give a proper message saying “convert it into a dol” rather than just “invalid wii application”

    THats all I can think of right now.
  3. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

    Mar 16, 2004
    United States
    Classic controller support would be nice.
    Maybe the ability to change the background's color a bit too.
    Though that might be considered a major feature I guess?

    Still, Classic controller support would end a bit of hasle for me.

    I agree with a favorites list. Though I'd prefer a numbering or category feature.
    Maybe just organized by folders each with their own custom icon placed inside it.
    Would seem simple enough.
    Kinda tired of having to have my Delete any title app next to my emulators.
    Not good if you have younger family playing the console too.
    Oh, if ya have folders/categories then maybe a small password feature?
    Even if it saves it in a text file thats easy to crack, it would be nice.

    Course then again, Homebrew Channel seems to be called "boring" by my little cousins.
    So I guess it already has kid detouring features xD
  4. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    I want gamecube controller support.
    Change background color.
    Music able to be played.
    Fav List.
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  6. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    Autoboot feature: ie. hold a button when HBC boots and it skips the menu and instead loads boot.dol from the root of SD. Just like twilight hack [​IMG]

    i posted that on hackmii.