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Subject: RE: Real world Programming practice: setting up dev environment
From: John Donahue (
Date: 2003-11-18

Nathan, put me in as an interested party..
From the response it seems the group is made up of experienced programmers and those who are simply greatful for experienced programmers with little in between:) As for me, I once managed to compile a recent rockbox build that made a slight change in the credits, wow. At least I've added Linux to my computer as a result of the effort..
But if you or anyone starts a tutorial on or off the rockbox site, I'd be eager to try it out and make another attempt at programming. Thanks

--- On Sun 11/09, Nathan Gray < > wrote:

From: Nathan Gray [mailto:]
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 17:51:59 -0800
Subject: Real world Programming practice: setting up dev environment

Had an idea here.
Imagine a tutorial type thing for a new programmer, college student in CS.

*This would include a simplified wrap up of the dev documentation for
setting up a dev environment on 'doz or linux box.
*and provide a walk through for doing simple things like:
-getting code into personal cvs from the sourceforge files
-making the build work
-checking it on the simulator
-checking simple debug information in case it doesn't work
-taking a build and turning it into a ucl file for flashing
-making a simple .rock file like the hello world

as a means to accomplish the following for the programmer:
*show them what is possible outside of the simple projects given by
*provide non overwhelming entry to doing embedded coding

1) What're your thoughts?
2) Would this kind of endeavor be worthwhile for anyone?


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