That's my understanding exactly... with CFW as long as you steer clear of PSN you should be fine to do normal Internet-related things since Sony primarily monitors what is being done on their own network.
Have any of the "homebrew store" projects advanced enough for people to use? I know this must be around the 3rd homebrew store project I've seen but none of them ever got to the point where they were useful.
I really hope someone will step up so we can declare a clear/standard app we can all use as a homebrew store. Do keep us updated on this, PS3 News!
I thought the very same thing while posting this news, and honestly, the way kids are these days in a few weeks time it will be long forgotten like the previous ones as the "next big thing" comes out (whatever that may be) in the PS3 scene. Hopefully we'll be proven wrong though, eh?
What is with the game updater? Can't you find game updates from the game setting screen inside MultiMAN? Why do I need it in a store app if I already have it in there?
I just want to see a store that works and people actually support it by actively updating it with the latest versions of the apps in the scene. The few stores I did use were buggy, kinda lame honestly and the content was never updated regularly, rendering it pretty useless.
I must say though that the screenshots of this store make it look better at least interface wise, than anything I've seen so far (maybe except for the one included in JFW DH, but that one doesn't count if it will only be available in that one firmware).
PSChannel v1.0 Preview - PS3 Homebrew Store for Custom Firmware
Following up on his initial announcement, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer deroad has shared a brief preview update of the PSChannel PS3 open source homebrew store for Custom Firmware (CFW) users followed by v1.05 with the changelog below.
It has been a long time since I've released an update of this homebrew. Well I re-written it for the ... don't know, I have rewritten this app so many times that I lost the count, but I want to share with you this simple preview.
I want to say that the icons are temporary. This homebrew is still under development.. (oh, I was forgetting.. this will be version 1.0)
PSChannel v1.05 Changelog:
Fixed HDD Size bug for all FW
Fixed abort bug
Fixed chaching bug (now it loads immediately)
Fixed download bug
Fixed donwload limit bug
Fixed server serverside bugs
Fixed syscalls bugs (now all the fw will reboot)
Fixed exit bug
Fixed performance bug
Fixed copying performance bug
Fixed menu overflow bug
Fixed freeing memory bug
Added performace patches
Changed loading code to do not overload the server
Added Lang support (now you can translate this)
For those that wants to translate this, use only utf-8 chars. you just need to translate these 2 files: /dev_hdd0/game/PSCHANNEL/Categories.txt /dev_hdd0/game/PSCHANNEL/Lang.txt the firs one contains the category names, the second one contains all the strings that needs to be translated.