Friday, August 28, 2009

Plans for DinguXMB v1.1

I will add an "open with" function to DinguXMB. Defining an association will be similar to adding a shortcut for an executable - instead it will work by associating pre-configured shortcuts to directories.

Here's an example of how it will work:

Browse to an executable, say, "/usr/local/emulator/emu.dge"
Press X to create a new shortcut. Shortcut is created.

Browse to a directory, say, "/usr/local/emulator/roms"
Press X to create a new "open with" association. Select the desired shortcut from the list of pre-configured shortcuts. New association is created.

When browsing the filesystem, any directory already associated with a shortcut will have a new, distinctive icon and some indication of which shortcut is currently associated with it.
Browsing inside associated directories like "/usr/local/emulator/roms" will display all files (not just executables).
Pressing 'A' on a file in an associated directory will run the associated shortcut with the absolute path of the selected file as the first argument.

Actual commands executed for associated files would be something like:


cd <shortcut's directory>
./<shortcut executable> <selected_file_path/selected_file>
cd /usr/local/emulator
./emu.dge /usr/local/emulator/roms/selected_file


  1. Why don't you stick to good old file extension associations? I like that particular functionality in the original firmware. I have a 'fav' folder for example containing all my favorite roms disregarding the platform. I can start any of those games with a single push of a button because of the file extensions.

  2. You really need a combination of both. Extension should be a fallback if folder is not defined. Thinking about compressed files. Btw. I think having avfs compiled for the Dingoo would be great!

  3. slaanesh, do you have the source code uploaded anywhere? I might try and add to it.


  4. loving dinguxmb would be nice if i could launch things without a dge extention though as it makes it incompatible with a lot of the local pack stuff. Nice to be able to use FBA320 as through dmenu i have all sorts of problems as you have stated before it must be how dmenu doesnt free up resources.

    Thanks XiTaU