VitaOrganizer 0.4 out, fixes a lot of stuff
It feels both rewarding and ungrateful to have to write an article about an update to a very useful application, for a couple of reasons: it is a sign that developers are very active and actively keep updating their work in accordance to bug reports and user feedback. The other reason being that it feels completely pointless to have written about its release just 48ish hours ago when a new version gets released so soon after. All-in-all however, it’s a win-win situation for everyone so I’m just going to keep hoping this happens more often.
So developer soywiz has updated his VitaOrganizer application to 0.4 and the changelog actually mentions a ton of important stuff that got fixed:
- Improved row selection
- Supported translations (please, go to github if you want to translate to your own language)
- Show file in explorer/finder
- Show PSF dialog
- Version column useful for homebrew
- Repack : Compression 9 + Remove duplicates + Make it safe (for backups done with older versions of vitamin, or homebrew done with older versions of vitasdk or without -s but that do not require special permissions)
- Queue tasks (not displaying yet, but already allows to queue)
- Added menus that will provide more features in future versions
- Lots of internal improvements
For those of you that missed it last time, VitaOrganizer is a fully-featured cross-platform (it’s coded in java and deployed as a .jar file, so it should work on Linux/Mac/Windows as long as you have Java installed) application that allows you to manage, catalog and transfer .VPK files over FTP. Among some of its feature are the ability to remotely check which VPKs are installed on your Vita and check information like their version just so you know if the version of your homebrew is up-to-date to the ones you download. It is also extremely useful if you happen to have a smaller card and want to install VPK files directly without having to spend double the space on your card. It’s a must-have application for anyone serious into homebrew at this point, if you ask me.
If you want to help with VitaOrganizer, developer Soywiz has also has this up on his GitHub for those interested:
VitaOrganizer supports localization. It uses the default ResourceBundle java system. It includes intelliJ support. You can edit/create:
resources/com/soywiz/vitaorganizer/Texts_*.propertiesfiles in order to translate the application. You can edit those files easily using intelliJ. More information: https://www.jetbrains.com/help/idea/2016.2/editing-resource-bundle.html Texts are referenced into intelliJ easily and allows to find back references.
In order to test several languages, you can launch the JVM with the following arguments:
To get your hands on the newest version of this application, all you need to do is go to the soywiz’s GitHub or grab it directly from this link that he has kindly supplied for everyone. If you do happen to encounter any bugs or issues you feel might need to be reported, remember to do so in the issues section of his GitHub.
I want to thank Twitter user and Wololo reader PSICOGAMER for tipping me off on this, since I was out all day and couldn’t check anything during that time.
Enjoy the release and happy homebrewing!