Should the M3 Team Discontinue Touchpod?

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Should the M3 Team Discontinue Touchpod?

  1. Yes Sakura FTW

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  2. No I Like Touchpod

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  1. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    Should they?
    And only focus on Sakura:
    Compatibility
    Homebrew Support
    DPG4 Support
    Wifi Updates
    Operations(Cut Copy Paste etc)
    Editing splash.ani
    Faster updates

    Touchpod shoudl die now
     


  2. Zavonn

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    If they had spent more time on touchpod to make the interface faster and the touch screen more responsive, then I would definately be using touchpod more than Sakura. They basically have the same features anyways. If they replaced touchpod's speed with sakura's, then touchpod > sakura, hands down.

    Touchpod must live on! [​IMG]
     
  3. Danny600kill

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    yeh maybe they should just merge the two and work on the one single project. Then there would be touchkura or sakupod yay. Alough for some reason sakura has always made me happier, just the looks make me happy [​IMG]
     
  4. dhjohn

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    Well, I like Sakura more, and would be really happy if they chunked Touchpod, but I think I understand why they don't.

    Basicly, Touchpod is a much simpler program than Sakura. This means that it is easier to update Touchpod with the latest fixes and such. This allows the m3 team to push out fixes faster than they could on Sakura.
    Also, if a fix doesn't work or is incomplete, they get feedback on Touchpod, so that they can have the Sakura update include better fixes.

    At least that's how it seems to me.
    ~dhjohn
     
  5. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    I'm starting to think that maybe it was part of the agreement when they commissioned Sakura to only use it as a secondary firmware.
     
  6. Kikoshi

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    Aint 1 of them open source, and the other isn't?
     
  7. ChuckBartowski

    ChuckBartowski GBATemp Nerd Herd Specialist

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    If they could get all compatibility and fixes from touchpod to sakura, i would say HELL YES.
     
  8. Fat D

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    Sakura has a lot of flaws, but it is enjoyable to use, unlike TouchPod. They really managed to polish iTouch with version 3, making it really smooth compared to the touchpod-like slow responses, lack of sorting and general ugliness of Version 2. If they could do this in TouchPod, I might tolerate it, but in its current state, throw it away and fix Sakura's problems, for example its horrible homebrew support.
     
  9. Excellentnuke

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    Sakura is way better than Touchpod right now, but Touchpod seems to be updated more frequently. They should either merge them or work on improving Touchpod.
     
  10. Bently

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    Sakura has a faster GUI, while touchpod if you have many games it will take forever to load D:

    (Y) with Sakura!
     
  11. geminisama

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    Yes they should disband it. I don't know anyone who uses it other than for Mario and Luigi 3, as Sakura is far more superior.
     
  12. Excellentnuke

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    Sakura may be superior, but there's gotta be a reason the M3 team is continuing to work on Touchpod.
     
  13. Dark^'^Knigh

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    Not sure why OP raised this (given he/she didn't even bother giving own thoughts on the matter) and it's not like anyone can force a change [​IMG]
    But, seeing I'm here I might as well add that it is important to "not put all of your eggs in one basket". Given it is apparent that Touchpod & Sakura firmwares are supported by different parties (M&L3 being a prime example), I feel it is important to have more than one active firmware capable of running on any particular flashcart. Just my 2c.
     
  14. Keylogger

    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Touchpod also works on G6 DS Real. Not Sakura =)
     
  15. gameguy95

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    ^so just make a G6 Sakura XD
     
  16. DeltaBurnt

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    Ehhh I don't really think it's that easy to make it G6 compatible.
     
  17. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

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    I agree. Who needs Touchpad when there is Sakura. Or maybe they could combine both Sakura for its interface and Touchpad for its Features/Compatibilty. TouchKura.
     
  18. Palom

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    DSOrganize (for text editing) and M&L3 work on TouchPod, while Sakura DLDI-patches homebrew files from anywhere and doesn't display hidden files. As it stands, I need both, but if either OS fixes some stuff, I could do without the other. Doesn't matter which ones.
     
  19. CannonFoddr

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    I vote 'no' but keep the Sakura as well

    It's down to preference - Some people like the separate 'grouping' of files (aka Touchpod) while others like the 'all-in-one' approach (aka Sakura) - I'm one of the latter people
     
  20. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    DSOrganize works if it's just not the version that corrupts alot of cards and run via dskiosk.