User:SquidMan/HBC Repository Example

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Here is my example of what the HBC Repository XML files could look like.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
    <repo version="1">
        <name>Repository Name</name>
        <author>Repository Owner</author>
        <description>Description of Repository</description>
    	<app version="1">
    	    <name>Application Name</name>
    	    <ident>Destination Folder Name</ident>
    	    <author>Author of Application</author>
    	    <version>Version of app in following format: x.x.x all others will not appear</version>
    	    <description>Description of the Application</description>
    	    <url>ZIP file containing files. See the following file for a reference on structure.</url>

Discuss please. It needs things such as (for example):


Etc. Muzer 19:31, 11 June 2008 (CEST)

  • Good idea, but I feel it would be easier to use bitmasks, so lets take a 32-bit number, and split it up so with one value we can specify any extensions.
<peripherals>14</peripherals> <!-- 1=GC, 2=Wiimote 4=Nunchuk 8=Classic 16=GH3 (List may be added to later) -->


Why only limit to zip files? tar.gz and tar.bz2 should also be supported. --Chaosteil 19:52, 11 June 2008 (CEST)

  • Because zip files are natively supported by all major operating systems, and because it would be easier to program a repository app that just expects a ZIP file. SquidMan
Which is nice, but many homebrew apps are distributed as .RAR, .7Z, .TAR.GZ, .TAR.BZ2, etc. and those need to be supported. --Clorox who vectored some rasters 04:12, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Wow, I thought everyone forgot about this thing. Well, sure, everything could be supported. Except RAR would be more difficult. But whatever, this is old. --SquidMan 06:24, 17 January 2009 (UTC)