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September 27th, 2008, 16:35
News from Evil dragon (http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?showtopic=44409)


I just uploaded the PXML File Format definitions.

So - what is PXML?
PXML is a fileformat which should be included with every Pandora Application. It contains various informations about a game or app, for example title, description, screenshot, icon, category, file associations, etc.

Each GUI or Explorer for the Pandora should make use of this standard to ease the usage for the standard user.

Here are the advantages about this system:

Games / Apps can be distributed within normal ZIP archives
Games / Apps can either be downloaded and extracted manually anywhere on the card or downloaded and extracted automatically by some package manager on the Pandora (it can also create a proper directory structure to keep your SD Card organized)
No need to manually add Games / Apps into the GUI: They are automatically shown in the correct category / subcategory
You can rename and even move the Games / Apps on your SD Card - the GUI still will show and run them correctly
To uninstall anything simply delete the directory.
No need to setup anything when testing a new GUI: As long as it supports PXML files, everything works right from the start!
Automatic File Associations

This is for programs installed by the user. Firmware updates will use a standard Linux package management.

You can find the PXML definition here. (http://archive.openpandora.org/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi?0,0,0,0,45,5)

If you have any questions or additions, feel free to use this thread