MSXHub 1.0.2 released

by fr3nd on 12-05-2019, 19:14
Topic: Development

MSXHub is a package manager that allows you to install software directly to your MSX computer from the Internet using an UNAPI compatible network card. A new version has been released.

These are the changes since the last version:

  • It's now possible to download arbitrary files using the `get` command. For example: hub get http://server/file
  • Latest version has been compiled using sdcc: 3.8.0
  • Bugfix: Now the progress bar show K when size is greater than 1024 and B when it's lower. Size is also padded to the left so it's always in the same position.
  • Bugfix: bad label names in dos.c ASM functions

Since the first release a lot of new packages have been added, including all the titles from MSXdev'18 so they are easily installed and played in a real MSX computer.

To upgrade to the latest release just run hub upgrade hub

relevant link: MSXHub

Comments (11)

By Manuel

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12-05-2019, 23:07

Really cool initiative!

I feel like a combination with SofaRun would be nice: SofaRun a game that you don't have, but can be immediately downloaded and run from a server! Smile The list comes from the/a remote server! What do you think, Louthrax? Tongue

By fr3nd

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13-05-2019, 09:47

Nice idea! I'm in to any collaboration Smile

By the way, I forgot to mention it's possible to receive notifications of recently updated software using Twitter, RSS or Telegram:

By ToriHino

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13-05-2019, 19:51

Yeah, this tool works great in combination with a GR8NET. Thx for the update!

By thalin

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04-06-2019, 22:23

Well done! Works great!
I'm working on a wifi cartridge. Would be great to add support for MSXHUB.
Does it work with Ethernet UNAPI or TCP/IP UNAPI required?

By fr3nd

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07-06-2019, 23:15


Another wifi ethernet project is in progress? That's nice to hear! I can't wait to know more about it.

MSXHub is using the TCP/IP UNAPI. The ethernet specification is too low level for the purpose of the application Smile

By enribar

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10-06-2019, 19:13

Great software! But I'm experiencing some troubles with the gr8net, please read here:

By yustmenl

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20-08-2019, 20:54

I just installed MSXHUB and i realy like it.

But i was wondering , is there a way to install all tools to a specific directory so not in the root?

what i mean is:
Make a folder like hubinstall and install al; tools there with each there own folder.

By raymond

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21-08-2019, 18:31

The destination folder is "hardcoded" in the yaml file. However an override would be very usefull in my opinion as well. I also do not like to have all the tools installed in various directories on my A: drive...

By raymond

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21-08-2019, 18:42

I have submitted an enhancement request on github for this: enhancement request on github

By yustmenl

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22-08-2019, 08:13

I also see in the request that it's already implemented.
hub install vi a:\utils installs it in the directory a:\utils.

By fr3nd

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22-08-2019, 08:36

Hi,I can see you guys already saw my comment on github, but this feature was already implemented. It also keeps the custom directory in the database so it can be uninstalled properly.