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jity
January 4th, 2010, 04:18 PM
I see that making a repository or rather the problems doing so will be a continued topic until someone creates a helper program or a website

In my quest of learning this myself, I thought about creating an MS Access to create and organize several repositories in a table then attach whatever apps to whatever repository you wish and then the database will build the repositories/index/folders automatically.

I think that seasoned users would like the ability to make changes or add apps with little work and it will organize what apps and repositories they already have and make changes on the fly.

Thoughts?

judgeschambers
January 4th, 2010, 05:12 PM
There are a few sites that give good info on making simple or complex apps.

I used fellow Smod's site Fuzzgtp : http://www.fuzzthed.com/support.php
Or
From this post here:http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=12587&highlight=build+app

jity
January 4th, 2010, 05:56 PM
I have attached a pic to kind of show you what I am talking about.

judgeschambers
January 4th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Seems interesting for sure.:cool:

I'm a newbie app builder, so lets get Fuzz and DPK's take on this. Or any other seasoned app builders out there.

vdubeau
January 4th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Since I haven't done anything with repositories and apps (outside of adding them to Boxee), I can't comment on the usefulness of the idea. Of course I'm all for creating programs/applications to make things simpler :).

My thought is that MS Access would limit the program to Windows users and leave the Mac and Linux users envious if it's really great. I don't know if it can do what you are proposing since Access is probably more powerful, but OpenOffice has a decent DB component from what I've seen.

DPK
January 4th, 2010, 11:32 PM
I think it's a great idea regardless of it being MS Access. Anything to make it easier for people to create apps is ok in my book. I do see the point that is being made though regarding OS compatibility.

Any idea what/if there are any major differences between MS Access forms and OpenOffice forms (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/DevGuide/Forms/Forms)?

dkane
January 5th, 2010, 09:38 AM
I'm not sure how useful this would be. The issue seems to be with creating the index.php, index.xml and repository.xml files and possibly with the folder structure. However this is a once off step. Once you have created your first app and have your repository working adding additional apps should be fairly straight forward. Maybe all that is needed is a sample repository and a good tutorial?

There is a post on my blog http://www.nexthop.ie/blog that covers creating a repository. I used the info that judgeschambers links to to help build my first repository.

vdubeau
January 5th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I think it's a great idea regardless of it being MS Access. Anything to make it easier for people to create apps is ok in my book. I do see the point that is being made though regarding OS compatibility.

Any idea what/if there are any major differences between MS Access forms and OpenOffice forms (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/DevGuide/Forms/Forms)?

The forms part just lets you add a form to pretty much any document but OpenOffice also has a component called Base which is very much like Access.