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Subject: Re: CS DevKit (was: UI simulator for windows)

Re: CS DevKit (was: UI simulator for windows)

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
Date: 2006-02-10

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Bluechip wrote:

>> we consider the DevKit to be deprecated
>
> Who is/are "we"? In what way is the DevKit outdated?

"we" as in we who get to face the daily stream of questions from users who get
build failures when using it (on IRC and in the forums).

It doesn't keep up with the changes so it frequently is unable to build
Rockbox or the simulators, where a plain cygwin installation doesn't show
these problems. Like with SDL right now.

We also frown upon the scripts it encourages people to use. Things like
'rbconf' and similar make it really hard for users to understand what they're
doing and for devs to understand the users.

This, in combination with the recently offered packages for cygwin offered on
rockbox.org, makes it a lot better for people to go the cygwin route once and
for all rather than face repeated problems with the devkit.

-- 
  Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
Received on Fri Feb 10 08:16:46 2006

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