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Hey all, As requested I'm making available for download a pre-release version of my iSwap v.2. This one is scalable (unlimited screens, 4 configured initially) and is safer to use.
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    Default iSwap v.2 pre-release
    Hey all,

    As requested I'm making available for download a pre-release version of my iSwap v.2. This one is scalable (unlimited screens, 4 configured initially) and is safer to use. It can be used to cycle through screens from 1-4 OR you can use the optional 'pick a screen' to directly jump to one of the screens you've set up.

    The real release is going to have a theme and all of the Screen.plist files already set up so that a non-expert user can more easily get this working. Also, I'm writing up docs on editing the various files, etc. THIS version doesn't have any of that so if you think you'll need that sort of thing wait a few days and download the release version. This is mostly for expert users who want to give it a try and give me feedback.

    I'm not going to put the pre-release in the d/l section here because I don't want people to d/l it and not know what to do with it. When the 'full-meal-deal' version is ready later this week or on the weekend I'll post it as usual.

    Anyway, the d/l is available off of my blog at:
    http://digestingreality.blogspot.com...e-release.html

    Cheers!

    -KennX

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    Nice , will check out.

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    So when do you suppose the new version will be released?

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    I'm shooting for Thursday night or Friday by the time I get things written up and put together.

    -KennX

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    Thanks, giving it a shot as soon as I get home... will work GREAT now that we can launch url's from the homescreen....ssswwweeettt!

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    o.k. i wanna install v2 over v1 and i just want iswap.app to scroll thru the 4 pages not screen1.app etc. my ? is how do i make a symbolic link and a statefile, and what should they say. i have my v1 plists working great so i know how to edit that. thanx in advance

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    Okay, the only difference between the scroll through and the 'pick a screen' are the Screen#.app files. If you don't put those on your phone it will work just like v.1 did. Also, since you're using version 1 the first time you run it it will set things up and copy your Screen2 to make Screen3 and Screen4 as well (just as place holders) that you can then edit to differentiate. One thing I thought of is I didn't test running it the first time if I was ON Screen2... so it'd probably be best for now to run it the FIRST TIME from the main screen.

    After that it should cycle through the screens normally from 1 to 4 (although initially 3 and 4 will be the same as 2 until you modify them).

    Basically, the Screen#.apps manually re-set the State and then call iSwap. So in other words, pressing the Screen3.app icon would set the state as if you were already on Screen2 and then invoke iSwap which would then send you on to Screen3... I did that so that it wouldn't be something people would be locked into doing and to make it a bit more flexible.

    -KennX

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    Ok, so I installed v2 pre-release, re-set phone, give permissions, hit button, takes me too blank screen with dock.

    I delete iSwap.app Directory, and Screen2.plist to get back to main screen

    Re-install the 1st release of iSwapp and copy back over the Screen2.plist and set permissions, everything works flawlessly.

    Do the same all over again, but instead, install v2 Pre-release, and blank screen again.

    I see that Screen2.app and so on are optional, but do I have to have these installed for v2 to read my Screen2.plist file?

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    Ok, got it working... When iSwap v2 was copying over the .plists to the Screens folder, it was corrupt somehow...

    I copied my working .plists that worked with v1 and created Screens 1-4 with it and put it on the iPhone, now Everything works smoothly. Thanks again for such a sweet app, now I think my screens are going to be the home of Safari bookmarks...lol
    Last edited by SiLeNtKiLLa; 08-22-2007 at 01:24 AM.

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    Excellent! Glad to hear that you got it working. When you say corrupted what did the contents look like (or was it just a zero byte file)? I want to try to figure this out so it can be fixed in the future.

    -KennX

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    Quote Originally Posted by princebrand View Post
    Excellent! Glad to hear that you got it working. When you say corrupted what did the contents look like (or was it just a zero byte file)? I want to try to figure this out so it can be fixed in the future.

    -KennX
    Well, wasnt neccesairly corrupted I guess, it created all the .plists as an duplicate of DisplayOrder.plists but it wasnt recognized by the iSwap program as the Screen2.plists (or maybe the Screen1.plists...whic ever is after Home)

    But the app did create the Sub directory in SpringBoard.app and the 4 .plists files, but just wasnt read and it didnt duplicate the contents of my original Screen2.plist to the other .plists

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeNtKiLLa View Post
    Well, wasnt neccesairly corrupted I guess, it created all the .plists as an duplicate of DisplayOrder.plists but it wasnt recognized by the iSwap program as the Screen2.plists (or maybe the Screen1.plists...whic ever is after Home)

    But the app did create the Sub directory in SpringBoard.app and the 4 .plists files, but just wasnt read and it didnt duplicate the contents of my original Screen2.plist to the other .plists
    Gotcha. Okay, I'll check for that behavior. Thanks for the heads up!

    -KennX

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    ok i got it working fine. 1 more ? when i add more apps do i edit screen1 plist or the displayorder plist to block them out? and if i want to add more screens to i just make Screen5.plist and so on? thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwidow74 View Post
    ok i got it working fine. 1 more ? when i add more apps do i edit screen1 plist or the displayorder plist to block them out? and if i want to add more screens to i just make Screen5.plist and so on? thanx
    When you add more apps you have to edit all of the ones that you DON'T want it to appear on (unless they're already full) and assign it to whatever ones you DO want it to appear on.

    The DisplayOrder.plist file is now just a link to whatever screen you're on based on the 'state' so it might be pointing to any of the Screens it is just a pointer and no longer considered the 'home' or default screen.

    If you want to add more screens you'll have to edit the iSwap.sh file and replicate the format that I have there. Remember to add an ending 'fi' for all of the screens that you put in.

    Also, if you add other screens you'll need to make them continue to link to one another logically and have the last one 'wrap around' to Screen1 again like Screen4 does now.

    Lastly, if you're using the optional 'pick a screen' Screen#.app programs and icons you'll need to replicate that with a Screen5.app and so on. When I put the 'release version' up for d/l you might want to grab it just for the additional information that I'm writing up.

    Hope that all makes sense and helps!

    -KennX

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    Sorry if it already does this (I havnt used iswap yet) but will there be a release that has a section in the iphone settings where we can chose what apps go on what screen, # of screens, Screen Titles, etc. That would be vary cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbaird View Post
    Sorry if it already does this (I havnt used iswap yet) but will there be a release that has a section in the iphone settings where we can chose what apps go on what screen, # of screens, Screen Titles, etc. That would be vary cool.
    Well, you can do that now, but it's a manual process of editing the various Screen#.plist files that iSwap switches amongst. This new version will support any number of screens (although it's initially configured for 4). After I get out the 'release version' I'm going to put on the thinking cap on how to streamline/automate some more of this stuff. Thanks for the question, though!

    -KennX

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