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Subject: RE: Getting started
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2002-07-11


I have just been through this whole process and I can now build RockBox on
my win2k system :)

Here is what I did, and I suggest you do the same - especially if you don't
know much about unix.

I downloaded and installed cygwin (www.cygwin.com), the whole installation
becasue I know nothing about unix etc and don't know the minimum that is
required.

Then follow the instructions exactly as on this page
www.bjorn.haxx.se/rockbox.cross-gcc.html (thanks Linus). Then you have the
compiler and build environment all set up (it took an hour or so to build it
all - probably due to the windoze host).

Then follow the instructions here www.bjorn.haxx.se/rockbox/firmware/readme
this will allow you to build the actual RockBox "executable".

As far as writing and editing c code get yourself a book ;)

I did try following the instructions here initially
(www.bjorn.haxx.se/rockbox/sh-win/) and I could build the sample project
directly in windoze ok. But the makefiles and auto config in RockBox are
all unix specific ie. '/' not '\' and I don't have the time or knowledge to
re-write them for windoze. Besides - they work really well in cygwin.

Hope this helps
Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Trefflich [mailto:frank.trefflich_at_itb-india.com]
> Sent: 10 July 2002 19:14
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Getting started
>
>
> I'm sure this is not a new question, but a haven't found an
> answer jet...
>
> So, I just wanted to know, who I can get started writing /
> change rockbox
> firmware.
> I have installed GNUSH v0203 [ELF] on my win.nt system and I also have
> downloaded
> (rockbox-1.1.tar.gz, descramble.exe, scramble.exe).
>
> But where can I write my c-code? how can I create a 'project' with all
> required files? is GNUSH my compiler or should I use another
> c-compiler?
>
> Sorry for asking this simple and basic thinks, but I have no
> experience to
> that. I just have written same vb-application and I think I'm
> able to write
> c-programs. So, pls. explain me (or tell me where I can read
> this) what I
> have to do to see the rockbox project and editing them (incl.
> debugging).
>
> Thx, shiiva
>
>



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