Skyfs access in windows

Submitted by Peter Speybrouck on Wed, 2007-06-06 23:48.

As some of you may know, I have been working a little on accessing skyfs (and bfs) partitions in windows.
Now that I finally have something visually pleasing to show you, here it is:

This windows application is able to read the contents of skyfs and bfs partitions.

Now I must add that this is highly unfinished. Basic functionality for reading directory content and files should be working but is not thoroughly tested. I started integrating the code with a basic gui to do some more testing. The application in the screenshot only views the root directories of the because filling the tree in a generic way is not implemented yet.

There is a lot on my TODO list, but due to some other stuff at hand, progress is a little slow at the moment.

A big thank you must go to Axel Dörfler for writing some nice bfs code for Haiku. This helped me a lot.

Edit: made some more progress, see screenshots.



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Keep up the good work!

download link?

hi, where is the download link?
this should help beta testers to get the kernel debug log (from windows), since many do not have a serial cable and another computer.


I didn't put up a public download yet because there are a few things that I would like to improve first (attribute types and better debug output).

Still, in case of a crash, this will not help you much, since the debuglog /systeminterface/kernellog is a virtual file. You would have to copy it first to a new location in order to be able to access it later.

When the public download is available, you will see it here.

Great work!

I look forward to this being complete - I aready have drivers/apps to mount EXT2/3 and MacOS partitions, all I am missing is one for SkyFS to make tranferring files much easier :))


Made a little more progress, now browsing and file copy to windows is working. I added some screenshots above.
Works for both Skyfs and bfs

Great progress! Now you

Great progress!

Now you "just" have to get your code into a proper windows driver ;)