User talk:Calthephenom/Wiindows

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teh dizcushins go heer

-if i am correct, this replaces the wii menu right? well once you have a GUI and plenty of cool features, this could be the best project yet! that is, assuming it ever becomes better than the wii menu...bassically this is the same kind of project as freedom, except it appears to be going somewhere faster... i hope? --Baffle-boy 22:24, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

--This doesn't appear to replace the Wii menu yet. All it can do is launch a few (hardcoded) external applications, start the System Menu or Internet Channel, and launch boot2. I'd stick with freedom or the Wii Menu for now. --FSX 23:29, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Suggestions

- this will only be cool if it gets better than the wii menu. i suggest a simple music player, and an e-mail type application. --Baffle-boy 22:24, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

im planning on adding music playback support, and i guess an email client seems plausable enough, once the GUI comes into play (im still looking for someone to do the GUI for me, i hate GFX coding) it will all fall into place. im not making to boot backups though, but real games will be launchable--Calthephenom 00:29, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

This is lame, my WiiMU does far more than this, and is much nicer. Way to fail and do something that's already been beaten to death. --SquidMan 17:33, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

+1 HUN73R /\/\. 21:04, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
I agree. This is just a bunch of prinf()s and then button presses load titles which came from bootOpera.. --bg4545 23:34, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Needs serious cleanup

Far be it from me to rain on anyone's parade, but this project requires a considerable amount of cleanup before it should be released. I'm afraid to run this on my system, so all of my comments come from looking at the binary and the source code.

  • You put a whole bunch of strange files into SVN and then deleted them. There was some really scary bad messy stuff in there, but for better or worse, it doesn't seem to match up very well with the released binary.
  • You're using GPL'd code, so you have to release the source code to your program, and you don't seem to have done this.
  • The name of the program is extremely misleading.
  • You have included other programs entirely, it seems, by taking their entire source and putting them inside a function (#include statements and all). I'm surprised you got this to compile; even if I appreciated what you were trying to do, it would be the wrong way to go about it.

Part of the reason for posting the source code is to serve as an example for others to learn from; this is probably the worst possible example. It's irresponsible to release the program to the general public in this state. -- Bushing 04:12, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

i did release it under GPL, unless that file was otherwise specified, i do understand the whole file cleanup part, and again, part of this project is to be as a learning tool for myself and others, i really didn't know C before i started this, and know i do (i'm still a beginner, but not really a noob), so i will try to go back and add comments. --Calthephenom 18:18, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Two things:
  • You should use a colon (:) to indent your comments on a wiki from those above.
  • bushing wasn't saying you needed to add comments, he was saying your coding was bad. You shouldn't have #include statements INSIDE a function. You should be taking the necessary parts of other source, adding your own and using it, not putting an entire app in a function.
--SifJar 18:56, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Re-read the GPL. You esentially need to provide the source code for *everything* you link against a GPL file, i.e. your whole project including instructions how to build it.--Svpe 19:12, 25 May 2010 (UTC)