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==Concerning the Elderly==
 
 
Abandoned apps that have been obsoleted by more stable/featureful ones should be removed from the list and relocated to a retirement category where they will be given prescription drugs and sit around talking about how nobody ever visits them.  I'm sure most people can think of at least a few abandoned apps that no longer belong. [[User:Flark|Flark]] 07:14, 9 July 2008 (CEST)
 
:I agree, Old apps need to be relocated to a special page and not deleted, in case someone finds a use for them again. [[User:Initrd.gz|--Initrd.gz]] 5:04 PM, 15 August 2009 (CDT)
 
 
==date column?==
 
it would be useful (to me) to have a "last updated" column with month/day/year so i can see what's changed since i looked last without going through the wiki revisions - unless there's another way to do this that i'm not aware of
 
 
== Idea:  Add peripherals to each table ==
 
 
Improvement to compare similar emulators.  Shrink peripheral icons to not be obtrusive.
 
:There is already the [[Homebrew apps/Peripheral info]] page for that. I plan to merge that page into the individual list pages so they are used and updated more often. --[[User:Blooper4912|Blooper4912]]
 
 
== Notable Applications? ==
 
I think that homebrew browser and dragon media player are not in the same league with the others on the list. I would either remove them from the list or add Starfall, MPlayer (Team Twiizers), ftpii and Quake to it. Maybe the best thing would be to have a "notable apps" on every homebrew category page? [[User:Xyrion|Xyrion]] 00:35, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
 
:Personally, I'd rather flat-out remove it. Aside from the obvious like the Twilight Hack, who's to say what's "notable" and what isn't? - <font color="#de0033">[[User:Toumei|トウメイ]]</font> 03:47, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
 
::Good point. [[User:Xyrion|Xyrion]] 09:54, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
 
::I Agree with Toumei. It should be removed totally. Either that or make a ranking system and base the content by that. --[[User:Initrd.gz|Initrd.gz]] 23:36, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
 
:::So, do we have to vote first or should someone just remove it? [[User:Xyrion|Xyrion]] 21:37, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
 
::::I don't see anyone defending it. <_< - <font color="#de0033">[[User:Toumei|トウメイ]]</font> 05:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
 
::::Go ahead and remove it. It was just an idea that I came up with that didn't work as planned. --[[User:Blooper4912|Blooper4912]] 20:53, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Demos? ==
 
This category is very messy. I think we need to separate scene demos (art) from proof-of-concepts and technical demonstrations somehow. <strike>I also think that WiiPaint belongs to utilities and MTB & MTP to jokes.</strike> Shut, Box2D Balls and DrawingBox should probably go to the old homebrew archives. [[User:Xyrion|Xyrion]] 02:03, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
 
:Go for it. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Be_bold Be bold]! --[[User:Blooper4912|Blooper4912]] 08:13, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
 
::I did. :) [[User:Xyrion|Xyrion]] 22:25, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== {{tl|Peripheral table}} ==
 
 
I have created the new template {{tl|Peripheral table}} that can replace the current peripheral tables on the application list pages. It has the advantages of being simpler and easier to update if another peripheral has to be included. I have made documentation for the template, also. --[[User:Blooper4912|Blooper4912]] 20:13, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Split list of application categories from Development stuff ==
 
 
Currently [[Development]] redirects to [[Homebrew applications]], and the page itself has two parts - a list of categories of homebrew apps leading to other pages, and a bit about how to develop. The two things seem completely separate to me. Should the development stuff be split off to its own page, and just keep this page as the starting page to browse for apps? [[User:Pelago|Pelago]] 18:25, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
 
  
 
== Changes to apps pages ==
 
== Changes to apps pages ==

Revision as of 21:49, 6 March 2009

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Changes to apps pages

Although they make the apps pages look neater, it makes it nearly impossible to monitor updated apps. Many app developers do not announce app updates on the Homebrew Updates page, and subscribing to the Special:RecentChanges RSS feed gives far too many pages. The only other way would be to subscribe to the RSS feed for every single app, and that's obviously a bit silly. Maybe the layout of that page should be discussed, or at least a version field re-added. Muzer 19:23, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

The apps pages were becoming way too unwieldly, so this was the solution that Blooper and I came up with to deal with the bloat. Versions aren't a good indicator that an app has been updated, as they don't tell you when an app was last updated, unless you're following that app closely. If anything is to be added, I would suggest a Last Updated column. --Tantric 20:06, 5 March 2009 (UTC)