Announcing Pegasus Frontend
@fluffypillow Thanks for your frontend!
I have a question: I always used Pegasus on my bartop environment running Debian and i have any flaws.
Recently i began to install a new environment under Windows 10 and i noticed the performance of Pegasus are very poor.
It takes a lot to check the roms at start, when i scroll down the games i have a lot of lags (compared to Debian setup, same roms). The machine running Windows it's a new Ryzen 5 + Vega 11 and a NvME SSD.
Could be the theme i use? (GameOS)
@fastpop72 Hi, well file operations are in general slower on Windows, as far as I know (se eg. here) it's mainly related to the file system (NTFS). It might be possible to improve the speed with some smart caching in the future; for now you could try disabling the third party sources you don't use, or use smaller images (so they load faster).
General update! 2021-05-04
I've got a few short term project that piled up, so development is going a bit slower than usual; sorry about that! On the other hand, I haven't received new major bug reports about the latest versions, so I'll nominate them to Alpha 15! You can read a list of all changes since 14 here: https://github.com/mmatyas/pegasus-frontend/releases/tag/alpha15.
There are also two very minor updates since the last weekly update:
- Android: Updated the app icon to support adaptive launchers
- LaunchBox: Added support for game sort names
There's also an important notice if you're updating from stable: Windows shortcuts and Linux symlinks weren't properly resolved everywhere before; if you have games like that as favorite, you might notice some of them no longer marked as such. If necessary, you can edit the list of favorites manually, they are listed in a text file called
favorites.txtin your config directory (see https://pegasus-frontend.org/docs/user-guide/config-dirs/).
Linux news: The APT repository site, where the Debian package is hosted, closes down this summer; in case you're interested in maintaining one, feel free to drop by in this issue: https://github.com/mmatyas/pegasus-frontend/issues/202. As for Flatpak, the update will be out in about half an hour.
@fluffypillow Hello, how can i compile Pegasus in order to have a single executable like the continuos builds?
I forked the source and set appveyor to autobuild but it creates an executable together with all the required dlls, but doing so i can run pegasus-fe.exe only from the folder itself and not from everywhere like your single executable.
Can i have some hints?
@fastpop72 Hi, the Appveyor build is there to make sure Visual Studio doesn't detect any errors either. I'm afraid I'm not that familiar with it to create single-exe files though, the Windows builds are cross compiled from Linux, where this is more straightforward.
Someone has succesfully compiled Pegasus with the provided infos on the site? I followed every step but QTCreator gives me errors.... Is the compiling instructions obsolete?
Someone could post a step-by-step compiling guide?