User:Hunterm/HCM/Topic Log

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I am logging everything posted in the HCM testers needed topic for future reference:


hunterm: Homebrew Card Manager

Links: Testers List HCM Info Page

Note: I am going to log everything on this page for the HCM Info Page.

What is it? I am currently in the progress of making a new PC utility for managing a SD card, and this is how it is suppose to work:

1. Insert SD Card with Homebrew Card Manager (a.k.a. HCM) file on root of card. 2. Windows detects autorun.inf and runs HCM.exe 3. Homebrew Card Manager app opens

It serves as a launcher for pc utilities that are newbie-friendly, apps that are useful for homebrew sd cards!

FAQ

Q: Sounds stupid! Why would I need it? A: If it sounds so stupid then why do you need to use it?

Q: It seems pretty limited in functionality, can you add more? A: Well, I can't add that much; but you can help: See Contribute below.

Q: Exactly what does it do? A: Quoting my self from a post to this topic Quote: hunterm Yes it does launch apps, but I wanted to make a homebrew-focused one, and I wanted it to be easier for app developers to make pc utils. It would be different, because you could make an PC util app and just add it in. I wanted it to be easier for newbies to the homebrew world to manage homebrew-used sd cards, developers just need to make easy to use apps.

Contribute

A way you can contribute is by creating newbie-friendly applications to use on PCs with sd cards. Simple.


To test PM me with the subject "HCM tester request" I will post a list of testers to page under my username on the wiki To report bugs PM me with the subject "HCM bug found" Once this has been approved bug free by ALL testers (i will send out an PM with the subject "HCM feedback") I will release this into the WiiBrew wiki.

One last thing: Please, please, please DO NAUT LEAK.

Discuss.

UPDATE: added a description of app

12/24/2009 03:21PM


bg4545: Quote: hunterm

1. Insert SD Card with Homebrew Card Manager (a.k.a. HCM) file on root of card. 2. Windows detects autorun.inf and runs HCM.exe 3. Homebrew Card Manager app opens Maybe you should say what Homebrew Card Manager does exactly. I assume it manages homebrew apps on the SD card..

Quote: hunterm Q: Sounds stupid! Why would I need it? A: If it sounds so stupid then why do you need to use it? That doesn't answer the question at all.. You answered the question with the same question.

December 24, 2009 03:18AM


hunterm: I updated the first post with a description.

December 24, 2009 12:22PM


SifJar: So it just launches other apps? It doesn't actually do any sorting or anything itself? No offence, I'm sure you've worked hard and everything, but there are loads of launchers out there that can do the job. Just get the portableapps launcher, setup the apps right (dont have to be official portableapps apps, can be any apps) and it will work fine. And it has a built-in backup feature, which could come in handy. And there are others too. Is there anything to set your app ahead of these?

December 24, 2009 12:52PM


hunterm: Quote: SifJar So it just launches other apps? It doesn't actually do any sorting or anything itself? No offence, I'm sure you've worked hard and everything, but there are loads of launchers out there that can do the job. Just get the portableapps launcher, setup the apps right (dont have to be official portableapps apps, can be any apps) and it will work fine. And it has a built-in backup feature, which could come in handy. And there are others too. Is there anything to set your app ahead of these?

Yes it does launch apps, but I wanted to make a homebrew-focused one, and I wanted it to be easier for app developers to make pc utils. It would be different, because you could make an PC util app and just add it in. I wanted it to be easier for newbies to the homebrew world to manage homebrew-used sd cards, developers just need to make easy to use apps.

December 24, 2009 03:17PM


hunterm: UPDATE: added info to first post

December 24, 2009 03:18PM