Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 19:36 UTC, submitted by Darkness
SkyOS SkyOS contributor Peter Speybrouck released his first version of a SkyFS/BFS reader for Windows. This application allows you to view the file structure and copy files from both SkyFS and BFS partitions. Additionally, it can read the file attributes supported by these filesystems. The application does not yet work on Windows Vista.
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Nice Little News Nugget!
by El-Al on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 20:01 UTC
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2006-04-17

Thanks Peter! :o)

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OpenBFS
by kad77 on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 20:33 UTC
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2007-03-20

Awesome! Tools like these are such a great enhancement for dual booters...

Obviously, this app could be a really useful tool for Haiku as well as SkyOS.

I wonder if Peter would consider allowing Haiku coders to participate in the development of this tool, perhaps helping move it forward a bit quicker?

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RE: OpenBFS
by umccullough on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 21:03 UTC in reply to "OpenBFS"
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2006-01-26

I wonder if Peter would consider allowing Haiku coders to participate in the development of this tool, perhaps helping move it forward a bit quicker?

In case you didn't know - Peter based much of his code on what he's learned by reviewing Haiku's OBFS code - he hangs out in #haiku often as well (I won't mention nickname he uses here).

I think I had a short discussion with him about this previously, and he seemed interested in keeping the source closed until it was more functional, possibly opening it up in the future.

Edited 2007-10-03 21:04

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RE[2]: OpenBFS
by kad77 on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE: OpenBFS"
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2007-03-20

Ahh, thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of that!

Whether he wants to open the app or not, I hope the tool can support Haiku/OpenBFS someday as well. ;)


Edit: it looks like he responded below. Nice util, Peter.

Edited 2007-10-03 23:47 UTC

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RE[3]: OpenBFS
by umccullough on Thu 4th Oct 2007 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OpenBFS"
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2006-01-26

Whether he wants to open the app or not, I hope the tool can support Haiku/OpenBFS someday as well.

It already does! As he mentioned above, most of the important code is directly used from OBFS in the Haiku repo ;)

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Shaveet!
by Almafeta on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 21:26 UTC
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2007-02-22

That just opens up the amount of messing around I can do with SkyOS...

I hope a Vista release is coming soon!

Edited 2007-10-03 21:28

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RE: Shaveet!
by umccullough on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 21:34 UTC in reply to "Shaveet!"
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2006-01-26

That just opens up the amount of messing around I can do with SkyOS...

Bear in mind - it's readonly...

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comments
by Darkness on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 22:43 UTC
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2005-08-27

The biggest part of the code (to read the disk) comes from the bfs driver in haiku. That means that it already contains quite some code that should allow writing as well but I have not been experimenting with that part of the code yet.

Since most of the code was already open source, I don't intend to keep it closed.

About Vista support, I'm still stuck with XP so I can't test things easily. It should at least be run as administrator, but it looks like some ntlib functions might be the culprit.

Next thing I want to try to add would be write support.

Ultimate goal would be to make a driver from this application to allow native windows reading/writing of these partitions but don't expect that too soon ;)

Edited 2007-10-03 22:46 UTC

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Great Work!
by Kelly Rush on Thu 4th Oct 2007 01:14 UTC
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2005-06-30

Great job Peter! Keep up the awesome work! =)

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YAO for ReactOS
by memzy on Thu 4th Oct 2007 13:00 UTC
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2005-07-17

Yet Another Option (incoming) for ReactOS then

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v Jesus
by WiggetyWhack on Thu 4th Oct 2007 18:49 UTC
RE: Jesus
by mattst88 on Thu 4th Oct 2007 19:36 UTC in reply to "Jesus"
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2005-08-27

What. The. Hell?

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RE: Jesus
by Kelly Rush on Thu 4th Oct 2007 22:07 UTC in reply to "Jesus"
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2005-06-30

Worst post ever.

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RE: Jesus
by Darkness on Fri 5th Oct 2007 00:15 UTC in reply to "Jesus"
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2005-08-27

I wonder what you programmed so far...

This release is just to let other people enjoy what I have been working on instead of releasing it when it's finished.

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