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Subject: Re: question from a non-programmer

Re: question from a non-programmer

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 08:57:57 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, g wiz wrote:

> I downloaded the source code and unzipped it, then opened the viewer.c
> file. One of the first lines is"#define BUFFER_SIZE 1024". I would like
> to change it to 8096, then recompile it(or would I add it as a patch?).
> Does anyone know offhand if that is all that would be necessary to increase
> the size?

I'm quite convinced that is the only change needed, yes.

> I've read the compiling pages on the rockbox site and they only vaguely
> make sense. I've also downloaded a suggested toolchain which was like 35
> MEGS. I'm on windows 98 and tried following the instructions Setting up a
> compiler for windows page and when I type the magic make command I get a
> bunch of errors. All I've done is copied the unzipped files to a directory
> called apps and ran the make command from there.

You mean the page located here: ?

What errors did you get? You did use one of the make commands mentioned on
that page, right?

Also, note that you need a normal "native" compiler as well as you'll need to
compile and build the tools in the tools directory too.

> Am I close or waaaay off(or are you ROFL)?

Hard to tell without seeing the actual errors.

> Is compiling something someone without experience can figure out-or should
> I give up?

It is not up to us to decide. We can feed you with good ideas and
instructions, it is up to you what to make out of them and how far you're
prepared to go.

Keep trying and you might learn something! ;-)

Daniel "Bagder" Stenberg --
Received on 2002-12-13

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