Posted By: wraggster
News/release from Fling:
What is httpexec? It's basically DS Download Play over HTTP. It combines the work of EyeballKid's HappyHTTP library and GrizzlyAdams' exec_stub from DSChannels with a bit of glue code written by yours truly. It's meant to be used as a development tool to decrease the time spent between when you recompile your project to the time you see it running on your DS with no card swapping in between.
v1.1 fixes some problems with v1.0 that occurred when booting some programs that used the ARM7 for various things (wifi and the touchscreen to name two). Certain programs would work fine even if they did use a bunch of custom ARM7 code, but most programs I tried would not. Since this is what I wanted to use to make development easier for myself (no card swapping! yay!), I naturally wanted to fix this problem. Anyway, GrizzlyAdams' exec_stub proved to solve this problem nicely, so that is one of the changes in this version.
Currently, the only real issue I've experienced is a bit of a delay while the exec_stub is working. I'm 99% sure this is caused by a call to FAT_FreeFiles() in exec_stub.arm9 just before it boots the NDS binary, but haven't really looked into it (currently, I'm just using the same, unmodified, exec_stub binaries from DSChannels beta5).
Anyway, the readme.txt included in the download explains usage, etc. But, to sum it up, basically you just DLDI patch httpexec.nds and exec_stub.arm9 for your slot1/2 cart and modify httpexec.conf as necessary, and you're good to go. This release works perfectly with my DS-X and Supercard MiniSD (scsd_moon.dldi).
Please let me know of any issues if you find any, otherwise... enjoy!
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