RELEASE Xecuter releases libusbfs, an usb library to add external USB support to all homebrew.

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  1. iriez
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    https://team-xecuter.com/sx-os-v2-2-1-beta-announcement/


    Just would like to put it out there that this is a really nice change from xecuter, giving back to the switch community. You can lambast them all you wish for past usage of open source code without proper attribution, but at least they are trying to play nicely by giving something back.

    Hopefully this is the start of a continued series of development related libraries released to the public.

    Edit- It has been made aware to me that this is only for external usb devices while running sx os. Boooooo.
     
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  2. Rahkeesh

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    Does this lib function under any CFW?
     
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    once more, TX on top baby!!
     
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    The problem is the homebrew application would only work in SX OS so while it may seem like a nod to the community, it forces developers who want to utilize HDD support to developing strictly for their CFW.
     
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    This requires use of SX OS-specific components. It’s better to wait for libnx or another library to support usb storage without requiring a specific custom firmware.
     
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    LEMME GUESS, is it close source, isn't it??
     
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    It does not. If you run the application in a non-SX OS, it simply wont be able to read from the USB HD. Its just optional icing.

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    I asked him the same question. We were discussing implementing the library SX just released. How is that even remotely off topic?
     
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    They were removed as the topic owner is currently on a crusade to spread confusion through a sudden name change of his homebrew project to that of another already existing project.
     
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    Ah I see.
    Thanks for clarifying, much appreciated.
     
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    -snip-
    In regards to the library requiring xecutors software I'm really disappointed by that.
     
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    The library is just to use their own service "usbfs", so only works under SX OS. I mean, if you were hoping TX to release their code to use USB HDD, this isn't the day.
    (the actual Horizon service seems to be "usb:hs" iirc)
     
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    You are incorrect,, "usb:hs" is just horizon's generic USB Host interface. This is the service all switch USB host devices must use (like ethernet). SX implemented a usb mass storage driver on top of that, and then implemented at least two file system drivers. All we asked SX for, was an interface to call their code on their OS. They released exactly what was asked for.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying blawar
     
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    TX OS is free for just homebrew. You're literally saying don't use this feature for this free cfw, instead wait for this feature for other free cfw
     
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    We don't want to switch our CFW every time we want a specific homebrew to run.
     
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    Wait, so I can now run homebrew apps from a USB device?
     
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    You don't have to. This was released for TX customers. They don't really care about free cfw users. I don't blame them
     
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