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Subject: Re: rockbox tools dir / Makefile & Win32SDK
From: for_spam_at_gmx.de
Date: 2003-04-22


Hello Daniel,

> > Could your firmware Makefile (and from whatelse places tools being
> > referenced) honour the rockbox tools being supplied in another dir
> > besides
> > ~rb-builddir/tools ?
> Sure it could. We could have the configure script detect the tools dir
when
> run, and then use that path passed on to the sub-Makefiles from the master
> (top-level) makefile. Would that be satisfactory? The first check would
then
> be to see if the tools exist in the PATH already and then no directory at
all
> would be used to prefix the tools.
Yes, I think this would be good!
Additionally, when configure script is run, it could give a warning message
that tools
could be out of sync when not referenced and build from ../tools dir.
So it`s up to the user, to decide - and it`s gonna be my job to supply
updated tools
in binary form for the Win32 SDK. I still don`t know exactly, how much gcc
win32
compiler libs & stuff will "blow up" the SDK, but I think it is
significantly.
Maybe native win32 compiler parts will make it`s way into win32 SDK one day
- but
the changes in the configure/Makefiles wouldn`t hurt then....

regards
roland

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