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By ZeBond, Member on 8th September 2011, 10:53 PM
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It is a desktop client (package management on the phone is another topic) that aggregates existing repositories (my own basic format - currently no APT or NuGet) and provides a way to distribute homebrew applications in a more convenient manner.
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9th September 2011, 12:05 AM |#2  
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this looks great! but wheres the download file?
it said "This project has no releases."
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9th September 2011, 02:01 AM |#3  
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As I said in the main post, the binaries are not there yet, but you can always compile the source code yourself. Binaries will be available this weekend.

Here is the latest changeset.
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9th September 2011, 05:13 AM |#4  
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Looks really good.
Downloaded,compiled,ran,downloaded the test apps. IT WORKS!! Really nice concept. I do hope you make some documentation for it. For all I know, this could be the next big thing.
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9th September 2011, 06:25 AM |#5  
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Thanks. Compiled it and ran it. Works.

What i'd like to see is some kind of
- rating.
- possible to not show only screenshots but maybe short videos to demonstrate app.
- possibility to upload also source code of the xaps, so developers can decide if they want to brew this app by themselves or install "unchecked" xaps

thanks so far. i think youre on a good way!

ps: i remember last year there were big discussions microsoft wanted allow homebrew and integrate this into marketplace. hello? chevron? hello? so hopefully youre work is not for nothing.
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9th September 2011, 06:39 AM |#6  
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@amannigam @oOp thanks for the feedback! It works at a very basic level - many more improvements have to be made, but that's going to happen over the weekend.

What specific documentation would you need for it?

Also, ratings sounds like a good idea. The only thing is I need to think of is a way to write those to the repository the user is exposing. Or, I could simply create a central repo/pack-ID link database on my own server that will keep a record of app ratings (can cause some problems, but I am plainly thinking of a PoC now).

I appreciate the feedback!
9th September 2011, 03:30 PM |#7  
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mwang's post about the DFT 7220 release says that the ROM includes the ability to install XAP's over the net. Homebrew like this but on phone. Just thought you'd be interested in that.
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Great concept! I'll have to join in on this. I'll be setting up a repository later on.
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What I feel that this project can go a really long way. So try making docs for everything that is being added. So people never lose track of anything. Also info of how to create a repo and adding the repo to app will help them jump to it easy.
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Looks great! c# WPF, nothing beats this.

1. The new Mango hack allows downloading and installing XAPS directly from the OS (without a PC connected). Maybe we can use the infrastructure of your PC app and make another mobile app?
2. How can I contribute?
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9th September 2011, 11:28 PM |#11  
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Great concept! I'll have to join in on this. I'll be setting up a repository later on.

Awesome! Let me know what the URL is when it's ready.

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What I feel that this project can go a really long way. So try making docs for everything that is being added. So people never lose track of anything. Also info of how to create a repo and adding the repo to app will help them jump to it easy.

Will try to do that. I will put together a tool to automatically create a repo in the next hours and will make it available by tomorrow. It will be bundled as a part of MetroPack. Thanks for the feedback!

Thank you all!
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