What is this site?
PSP-Homebrew is a intended to be a public service to the PSP homebrew community. It's a free, public database that will hopefully end up holding information about every piece of homebrew ever created, for any firmware. It was developed by Fanjita as an extension of the eLoader working homebrew list.
The site is currently in public beta status. If you find any bugs, or have any suggestions or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't know what homebrew is, or need help with understanding it, then you might find it helpful to visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages.
So how does it work?
Anybody can view the data in the database by connecting as a guest. In addition, application developers can freely access an XML interface to the database, so for example homebrew finder applications can easily access the data.
Anyone who registers for a login account can add data to the database. You can also edit or delete your own entries. Confirmed homebrew authors also have privileges to modify any data about their own homebrew.
How do I use it?
First of all, sign up for an account, it's free and there's no obligation of any sort. Although you can view the data as a guest, the site depends upon as many people as possible signing up to help update the data.
The easiest way to browse the database is via the home page, which provides links to various types of search. You can also see a complete list of homebrew or author names. Various clickable links within the lists allow you to cross-reference, for example clicking on an author's name will show you all the homebrew they are associated with.
To add homebrew, you need to be signed in. The homebrew list and author details pages have an 'Add' button at the bottom of the list, which allows you to enter the details of a new homebrew. Please provide as much information, and be as accurate, as you can.
As well as details about homebrew, the database also holds test results from users. You need to be signed in to enter test results, and to do so, you need to bring up the details page for the homebrew version that you are testing. There, you can click on the 'add' button, to enter the details of the test that you are reporting. Please enter the details carefully and accurately, and enter any relevant notes about things that you had to do to get the homebrew to work.
If someone has already entered a test result for a particular version, you can click on the 'verify' link to verify that you, too, got the same results. Or you can click on the 'dispute' link, if you think that the test entry is wrong.
As a registered user, you can vote for your favourite homebrew, by clicking the 'vote as favourite' link on the details page for that homebrew. You have an unlimited number of votes, but you can only vote once for each homebrew. You can see the most popular homebrew here.
This is a free and public service. As such, we don't offer any guarantees, warranties or refunds of any kind. The quality of the data depends on input from the community. Because of that, anyone abusing the site will be banned from access. Please don't make us do that.
If you have any problems, or questions, feel free to contact email@example.com
Information for developers
If you are an application developer, and would like programmatic access to the database, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
Currently we have an XML interface that returns the contents of the homebrew and version tables, and additional queries can be added very simply. Example.
Applications that use this database
Alex Richter's Homebrew Manager has been modified to draw its data from the PSP-Homebrew database.
The Installotron is very closely integrated to the homebrew database, and allows you to download and install supported programs direct to your PSP, without the need for a PC.
Thanks go to the following people, whose help with this site is deeply appreciated.
Alex Richter helped with specifying the XML interface for applications, produced the import scripts to import the old Noobz data, and various bits of the site interface.
Finally, a big thanks to everyone who takes the time to submit information and improve the quality of the database. Without you, this project just would not work.
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