Simply because it is not convenient.Originally Posted by c0d3x
Suppose I want to copy some folders from HDD to MC, for example. For me it will be more convenient to use ExecFTP with FlashFXP to do that, and first copy them to PC from PS2 HDD, and then back to PS2 MC from the PC.
But with a browser on the PS2, working like I tried to describe, it would be more convenient to do such work directly on the PS2.
I know, but it would not be harder than some other projects already completed.Originally Posted by c0d3x
Good! I'm sure that will increase its popularity (at least with me )Originally Posted by c0d3x
No, that is exactly what I do NOT mean.Originally Posted by c0d3x
Once you add in the requirement to RUN all kinds of different files, and especially those that are not programs but merely data files, such as MP3, AVI, etc..., that is where you need to design some of the major parts of a full operating system. Because you'll have to make the system aware of different types of data, and which apps to call for their rendering and so on. That may be nice to have eventually, for those who intend to add a keyboard and mouse and start using the PS2 as a general purpose computer, but it is not something any of us really need.
No, what we do need right now is simply an app that allows convenient copying and moving of files and folders (recursively of course) as well as renaming of such objects (obviously). One of the demands of 'convenience' as I see it is that both the source and the target directory should be visible without having to switch between the two, but going for generic windows would be overambitious, a simple 'split-screen' approach will do nicely.
If any launch capability is to be added to such a browser, it should be a simple ELF launcher and nothing else, to avoid getting stuck in the quagmire of trying to interpret a zillion different data types.
Best regards: dlanor