RELEASE Switch Homebrew Appstore

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by pwsincd, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. lordelan

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    Amazing update. Thx to all involved!
     
  2. n0v317y

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    Good to see exit button works.

    using minus button instead of plus is little confusing tho
     
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  3. The_Dragon_Reborn

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    Hi just wanted to say thanks for your work the store, looks great and seeing new apps daily. Just a little thank ya to let ya know someone appreciating work done in your spare time.
     
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  4. lordelan

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    Can't be a bad idea to tell you from time to time how comfortable and great this app is. Especially since that last speed boost update.
     
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  5. LyfeOnEdge

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    I'm working on my own take of the Homebrew Store (HBUpdater) to allow users to add their own github repos, and track which version is installed, as well as add firmwares and payloads using the Github api. It is also bundled with a payload injector. May I include the Homebrew Store in the official release?
     
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  6. Dutt

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    I wonder if its possible to make it scan whats installed to display installed apps, games, tools and so on..
    Iv have some sort of bug that i had to reinstall and it does not remember what i had installed..
     
  7. hippy dave

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    It wouldn't easily be able to confirm versions etc, if you want it to track particular apps you're best off installing them again with the appstore.
     
  8. vgmoose

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    The Wii U app handles detection of what's installed easier because wii u homebrew generally follows a very simple form where they need a meta.xml to appear in HBL (which also tracks version)_.

    For Switch, it only tracks the status of hb-appstore itself, since it knows its own version. One possible way to detect other packages may be via hint files: https://github.com/vgmoose/hb-appstore/issues/20

    And potentially through hashing it could be possible to detect what version you're on just by going off the hint file.

    Otherwise, yeah I haven't been prioritizing that much since I kinda assume you're either using the app store (and care about versions) or not using it. But I would like to add the detection of locally installed packages besides hb-appstore itself one day.
     
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  9. LyfeOnEdge

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    I thought about hash-detecting installed versions with HBU, I have some work-in-progress for auto-detecting the version of the apps that are offered on sdsetup since those are the most likely to already be installed by a user, but I ended up just look at the file size and having each .nro mapped so a specific version is mapped to a specific size in bytes. Prone to the occasional issue but if it's just auto detecting it's not a huge deal.
     
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  10. n0v317y

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    Cannot download AmiiSwap in app store.
    Don't know why, all other homebrews that i'm using are downloadable
     
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  13. switshgam0r

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    Can you put a full version of Retroarch in the store?
     
  14. vgmoose

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    What happens when you try to download AmiiSwap? I'm able to install it here. Also what format is your SD card?

    The full version is pretty large, I could host additional cores as a separate package. I'd recommend just downloading them from within the Retroarch interface itself though, and then choosing the ones that you're interested in
     
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  15. switshgam0r

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    Why do not direct download from the source?
     
  16. vgmoose

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    Currently packages come in different forms, so getting files to the right place on the SD card and properly handling them during the update is managed via manifest files on the repo, detailed on this libget wiki page.

    In Retroarch's case, their in-app core downloader works very well, so I don't see directly fetching it directly as too high of a priority when we can just provide it to act as the downloader
     
  17. switshgam0r

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    Ok thanks for the answer.
     
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    For a while now the appstore has included .nxtheme support with its own category and the facility to install them too , there has never really been a good enough method for theme creators to simple add themes to the appstore . I have put together a submit form that creates and posts an appstore ready package to our Discord server from this post we can one click preview and submit the theme, making the verification of content much more streamlined. so if your interested in using the appstore to store and distribute your themes allowing users to easily install your creations , feel free to fill in the form as always feedback is welcome..

    https://switchthem.es
     
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  19. hippy dave

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    On the subject... as well as the "all" category, would you consider adding an "all but themes" category (however you want to name it)? I like browsing all the software, but since the themes were added they take up a lot of the list.
    Thanks for your work as always!
     
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