Android Beta program now open, site update!


Beta program

Android has a convenient way for people to opt-in to receive beta releases of apps. I'm finally making use of it, and already lots of people have signed up. Thanks to people installing the beta app, I get crash and hang reports that I can use to make the next release more stable than ever.

Join the Android PPSSPP Beta program!

New website

In other news, I've ripped out Docusaurus and React from the website and rebuilt the whole thing from scratch. I kept getting reports that the site was loading poorly on various devices, and integrations like Analytics had issues with it - plus, every time I wanted to make a change I had to re-learn a lot of stuff.

For long lived projects with small maintenance budgets, simplicity is key. I seem to have to re-learn this concept over and over...

So now, the site is statically generated HTML, all produced with a simple Rust program that stitches together the pages from markdown, Handlebars templates and raw CSS and Javascript. It's easier to manage, easier to change and easier to debug - plus, deploys in 3 seconds instead of 30. Win-win!

This time, I kept most of the visual design (but had to re-implement it, of course), and could re-use the work I previously did to merge the old "PPSSPP Central" with the main site. All the content is the same, too.

1.17 coming soon

Yes, version 1.17 is indeed coming soon, with many fixes and improvements - stay tuned.