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Subject: Re: newbie alert

Re: newbie alert

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2005-02-28

Cam wrote:
> The tarballs didn't work because of several errors - a Makefile was
> missing from the ../uisimulator/common/ directory (this was kindly fixed
> by a guy from #rockbox).

Yes, we recently revamped the simulator builds, and we forgot to add the
makefile to the common directory in the daily source tarball.

> Later on I found the Tremor and libwavpack
> directories were missing from the tarball (although they were referenced
> in the remaining Makefiles).

Same there. Things are moving fast, and sometimes we forget to update
the tarball generation scripts. Very few of us developers use those
tarballs.

> Moving on to CVS, I followed the instructions on the web and found the
> uisimulator directory was missing, I had to cd into rockbox and check it
> out separately... Then it would all compile. Maybe there's a better way
> to do this and the web should be updated.

Yes, the uisimulator module is not part of the default rockbox package.
Maybe it should be...

> When running rockboxui it seemed to work - apart from it whinged about
> missing .rockbox directory and 'incomplete installation'.

Yes, you are supposed to run "make install" after building it.

> The guy on #rockbox said the codecs were too slow, I looked at the
> apps/codecs/libmad/fixed.h and found it supported several chips but not
> our 5249 :( Is anyone looking to add the 5249 MAC instructions there?

Yes, Tom Johansen is on the case. He has already added quite a few nice
optimizations.

Linus
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