How to create a repo

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  1. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    How to create a source!!!

    Written by Shotgunfool

    Taught by Shotgunfool to: Ipod touch fan & Luispinal

    Will be translated to spanish by Luispinal(Currently Being Translated)


    What you need:
    Notepad Or Dreamweaver
    www.pages.google.com account
    30 mins free time
    PATIENTS!

    Open up notepad and paste this code into it then you must fill in all the the strings where it has instructions in. if you follow all of the instructions properly you will have your own
    repo like Luispinal who i have helped make one and also ipodtouchfan who i have helped make one.

    Here we go

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList 1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0"> Not 100% sure what this does but you still need it at the beginning
    <dict>
    <key>info</key>
    <dict>
    <key>category</key>
    <string>Your Repo's Name Here Put what you want the name of the catagory to come up on installer eg: Shotgunfool</string>
    <key>contact</key>
    <string>Your Email Here Pretty simple... if someone has mail.app installed on their ipod they can send you an email from their ipod so your msn aim gmail</string>
    <key>description</key>
    <string>Description of your repo here what your repo consists of and what the repo will hold</string>
    <key>maintainer</key>
    <string>who looks after your repo (You) and anyone who helps to upload things but it is easier if you are the only person who has access to the main repo</string>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>The name of your repo What you want your repo to be called and the catagory to show up on installer</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>The Pages.google link you just made so the big blue link at the top of the page after you pressed publish EG: www.shotgunfool.googlepages.com</string>
    </dict>
    <key>packages</key>
    <array>
    <dict>
    <key>author</key>
    <string>Your name or the person who made it the thing that you are putting into the installer</string>
    <key>bundleIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.yourname.theproduct Keep all of the structure the same EG com.shotgunfool.mytheme</string>
    <key>category</key>
    <string>Where this will be placed in the installer usually i just put it in my own spot EG shotgunfool</string>
    <key>description</key>
    <string>what the download is or does so if its an app/theme/customize item</string>
    <key>location</key>
    <string>upload your product to your googlepage and copy the shortcut here</string>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>name of the product or thing you have uploaded</string>
    <key>size</key>
    <string>to find this right click on the ZIPPED product and its size NOT size on disk make sure you remove the DOT from the number too otherwise installer wont reconise it EG 273,054 Will not be recongised 273054 will</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>the link of your product once uploaded to your page upload your theme/app/customize item and copy the link location</string>
    <key>version</key>
    <string>1.0</string>
    <key>date</key>
    <string>this is the date it was uploaded go to: http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm and fill in the fields copy the code over and installer will put it into recent packages too!</string>
    <key>scripts</key>
    <dict>
    <key>install</key>
    <array>
    <array>
    <string>CopyPath</string>
    <string>.</string>
    <string>this is the path you would ssh it to for a rom.. /var/root/Media/ROMs/GBA</string>
    </array>
    </array>
    <key>uninstall</key>
    <array>
    <array>
    <string>RemovePath</string>
    <string>Path you would ssh to but the atcul file so .bin or .gba or .pdf again for a rom /var/root/Media/ROMs/GBA/kirby.gba</string>
    </array>
    </array>
    </dict>
    </dict>
    </array>
    </dict>
    </plist>

    there will be a download link for the bare bones of the repo without the instructions in and you will just have to fill it in and away you go

    Good Luck the bare bones of the repo will be in an attatchment

    if you need help Either post here or Pm Me and i will reply ASAP


    once you have save the repo you must upload it to your googlepage and copy the link location that is the link for the repo!


    please also post how well this worked for you or how bad it went


    Edit:

    just a bit of eye candy the spanish repo i made

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  2. Bernstein229

    Bernstein229 New Member

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    I have a mac so will this work on TextEdit.
  3. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    if text edit has the same qualities as notepad then yeah it deffinatly will
  4. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    It should. Basic text editor.
  5. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    has anyone found this helpful yet????
  6. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    It looks very nice - but seeing as I don't have a touch and am not a dev...

    Hey! Post this in the devs forum, you might get more response there.
  7. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    im not a Dev either this is really easy to do hardly any technoligical knowlage needed at all
  8. Vision_Again

    Vision_Again New Member

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    nice will help a ton of people
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  9. kevipapo1

    kevipapo1 New Member

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    Not working...

    Wait, wait, it is working (renamed to .xml, silly me

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    ), but zip files aren't working. Any instructions for that?
  10. bobthehacker

    bobthehacker New Member

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    im using Dreamweaver and this worked great thanks man

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