Thursday, March 29, 2007

Feedback Page Now Open!

It's been getting progressively harder to track what works and doesn't with particular releases as of late, what with people not specifying what release they are talking about when discussing flaws on random forums and such. I decided to open up a Feedback Page on my site. It's designed to let you answer a few quick questions as well as leave comments. Some questions will depend on your version, so I can get feedback on a particular new feature or bug fix that needs testing.

Also, a shoutout to everyone leaving me positive emails or comments. Always appreciated!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Alpha 3 Out

I wasn't going to put another alpha out at least until I had forms done, but today I think I solved a major corruption bug with the fat library I'm using. Go ahead and try Alpha 3 and see if your card writes are more safe.

Changed:
- Fix for corruption bug on creating new files or directories.
- Added quicksearch feature to hold people over until forms (eg: typing "g DSOrganize" to do a google search for DSOrganize).

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Second Alpha Out!

Well... Spring break is over and I don't know when I'll get another large bit of time to work on DSO for quite some time, so I'm putting out another alpha to hold you guys over. Grab it from my site and enjoy.

Fixed:
- Some redirect issues
- Links going to wrong location on some pages
- Some small rendering errors

Thursday, March 22, 2007

DSOrganize 2.7 Alpha

Well, most of you have seen the video. You know what's in this release. This is a very dirty release, so use it at your own risk. The only files provided are the updated executable and a fixed resource0.bin. You must have the install files from 2.6 or 2.61 to use this, or unexpected things may happen. Grab the alpha from my site here. Enjoy the first working homebrew browser for the Nintendo DS!

What works:
- Normal HTML rendering
- Clicking links
- Server redirects
- Forward/Back history
- Basic caching

What doesn't:
- Cookies
- Forms
- Images
- Meta Tags
- Javascript and CSS

On another note, I need some help with maintaining gba_nds_fat. I know it's discontinued but hear me out. Upgrading to r20 breaks virtually every feature in DSOrganize. For a short list: plugins stop working, sound doesn't stream, or even respond, booting files fails on cards it used to work on. The list goes on. Also, backporting libfat has turned into too daunting a task for me to take on. I'm asking that someone who knows their way around the FAT16/32 system (perhaps the guy working on MCTool?) look at the code for fat entry creation, as well as the rename code. Files tend to disappear, and if you create too many files in a directory, the fat table tends to get corrupted with what looks like text from actual files. The library that I compile from is available here. Please don't touch disc_io.c because the drivers need to be in a certain order. If anyone takes this up then I and everyone else that uses DSO will be eternally grateful.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Maintenence Release Out!

As promised, I've got a maintenence release out for all the bugs that people have reported. Head over to DragonMinded.com to check out the new stuff. Also, R4 and M3 Simply users should be interested to know that there is a special compile of exec_stub.bin that boots homebrew for you! Read the release log for more information!

Friday, March 16, 2007

DSOrganize 2.6 Out!

Hello everyone! A new DSOrganize is out and is available at DragonMinded.com. Important features in this release include support for flac, sid, nsf, and spc audio formats, fixes for the html renderer to render pages much larger in size, an updated wifi library for DSLite compatibility, and customizable colors throughout DSOrganize! That's right, all that clamoring for a customizable interface has been answered....sort of. Read up about details on the DSOrganize homepage listed above.

Just another reminder that noone has found the easter egg yet. The clue last release was that it had something to do with the sound.dat file. Another clue is that it has nothing to do with the Sound Screen itself, and visiting said screen will reset the easter egg for that boot session. Happy searching, and if you find it, let me know!

I'd like to take this space to call out MaxConsole, which missed the 2.5 release of DSOrganize completely, but hasn't failed to regurgitate their DS-X review on a monthly basis. Way to go, second release that you missed! How about releasing some actual news once in awhile instead of links to photoshopped pictures of spoofs. To the rest of the crowd, enjoy this release, and if you find bugs, let me know ASAP as I want to put out a maintenence release at the beginning of next week if anything comes up, before starting the next round of feature implementations.

~Toodles :3