vAiGa SepTiMoS: So, can you introduce yourself?
fluff: Hey, i'm naoneo, Aka Fluff of pspFX, main and currently only developer of the Psix shell :P
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Ok, So what are you making, what is the Pspix?
fluff: Psix, is a complete and fully featured (or at least, will be), Shell replacement for the PSP platform, allowing it's users to launch homebrew software from it's interface, and return to the shell once they're done with the homebrew, however this is only the base feature.
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Cool, besides making it easier to launch hombrew apps/games, what other features are you adding?
fluff: Full media support, video, audio, digital media such as photos, etc, network access and various inbuilt tools such as ftpd, httpd, network scanner and of course, notepad
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Interesting... Noobies would kill us with questions if i didnt ask. Will this overwrite the original OS?
fluff: There are no plans to overwrite the OS, ever, however in future it may be possible to launch into the shell directly on bootup, but more research is needed on this, and it would require hardware modification to do so, but for the time being i feel booting as a normal homebrew application is good enough
vAiGa SepTiMoS: More noob question. What Firmware version will this work on?
fluff: 1.00 and 1.50 respectively, however in light of recent discoveries, i 'could' say 1.51/1.52 IF they downgrade ;-)
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Ok, good. How long have you been working on the PSPIX?
fluff: from start to this very day, roughly 3 months, however various aspects of the production has changed since then, but for the current version, rougly 3 weeks
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Do you see a release day insight for your PSPIX?
fluff: honestly, no, there are too many outside factors that a solid release is dependant on, two of which being i need a second psp for network testing of certain features, and i am waiting on certain network code to be added to the legal sdk CVS, as well as the fact i am coding this pretty much on my own since the last "rebirth", but if pushed for a release date, i would say some time in late september, early october
vAiGa SepTiMoS: How do you feel about your OS being the most waited for?
fluff: Honestly, it doesnt enter my mind that much, im not coding it for fame, fortune or to "be the best", im coding it for fun, its great that people are intrested in it, i just hope that when the first release rolls around, other developers will take the source and build on it
vAiGa SepTiMoS: So you will be releaseing the source code on its first release?
fluff: yes, all of it
vAiGa SepTiMoS: will you be following up the release of the PSPix with updates?
fluff: yes, and hopefully including new features along with those updates, as well as bugfixes, etc
vAiGa SepTiMoS: What do you currently have working on the PSPIX as of right now?
fluff: as of this moment, i have audio player, video player (Raw video only until im finnished with codecs), memory management, file management, homebrew lauching, homebrew icons, draggable icons, network software, ftpd, background selection system, online-updater, UMD launching (overclock/bypass update)
fluff: to come is, umd dump to network, launch homebrew from network, stream video/audio from network, ingame reset, ingame screenshot, certain other 'loading features', Aol AIM messenger, and some other goodies
vAiGa SepTiMoS: WoW, now we can see why you need so much times
fluff: And why i need another psp ;-)
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Do you have any videos that we can see of it in action? you teasers.
fluff: theyre actually available on my site ; http://www.lostnovice.com/pspfx/devjuly.html
fluff: along with my plee for donations, heh
vAiGa SepTiMoS: You do know you have some compitition right? how do you feel about it?
fluff:To be honest?, i've seen the progress PSPeerless is making with his shell and i have to say it's looking hot, some great progress being made, and he isn't an *** about it, so everythings cool, and of course theres nothing stopping anyone from using both when theyre released.. as for Biros, i don't really consider that competition, they have'nt shown the public any proof what theyre making anything other than pretty jpg's, for team discordia, they released videos, for psix, we released early source code, and videos, for Biros.. it's pretty much been hype and jpg's in a single thread, and absolutely confused developers whome are supposed to be working on the project.
vAiGa SepTiMoS:Are they any features that you want to add, but are to farfeched? impossible?
fluff: nothings impossible if you try hard enough :-)
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Are there any secrets? or any surprises in your OS, that you havent told anybody?
fluff: There is, but i cant say or it would defeat the point of it beign a secret :-)
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Is there anything you wanna add? somthing from you to the public?
fluff:Theres two things really, the first being a cry for help, as you can read for yourself on my site i recently had one of my development psp's stolen, so im in dire need of finding a replacement, and as such im willing to do graphical work for projects, in exchange for donations, reguardless of how little, the second thing i'd like to say is, to everyone that replies to threads, or news comments on various sites with things like "Whats the point of this?", or whatever, in reguards to system shells, There is a great reason for them being useful, the sad thing is people only seem to care when one of the things included is launching pirated games.
Just remember people, if you find a game you think rocks, Help keep the psp alive, and buy a real copy.
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Ok, good. I think we're all done. we covered everything about the PSPIX, that your willing to say right?
fluff: pretty much, unless you feel like going into other things like the webcam function ;-)
vAiGa SepTiMoS: True, what other things are you working on?
fluff: Pretty much the only other thing im working on with Psix is the webcam system, the old version would treat the psp as a removable storage device and send images from a phone to the psp, and a simple script on the psp would update that image every time it was changed, however right now i am porting Eyetoy drivers :-)
vAiGa SepTiMoS:thanks. What made you want to use a webcam with the PSP?
fluff: just to know that i could :-)
fluff: besides that, its nice to do things that havent been done before, however trivial the progress seems
vAiGa SepTiMoS:how functional do you see the PSP camera in the future
fluff: eventually, i see it support more webcams, and being used possibly in messenger applications and maybe games
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Interesting. Well thank you for your time.
vAiGa SepTiMoS: Also, do i have your full permision to post this on the PSPupdate.com website?