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Subject: Re: Minimalistic Build-Environment for win32 (~7.5MB)

Re: Minimalistic Build-Environment for win32 (~7.5MB)

From: Jeff Waltzer <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 05:39:05 -0800 (PST)

   I wouldn't mind giving it a try.

--- wrote:
> Hi Rockboxers,
> i have minimized my cygwin environment to the absolute (!?) minimum
> that you can still use it for building rockbox (sh1 binaries).
> Latest daily build configres and compiles fine - though the whole
> environemt (w/o rockbox source) is just ~7.5MB tarred and bzipped.
> It includes export of the registry settings cygwin needs for proper
> "cygmounts", which
> can be imported by simple mouseclick.
> Is there any interest that i make this available for download?
> I think it would be suitable for
> - people with slow internet connection
> - people who want to hack rockbox, but don`t want to fiddle around with
> all
> that "setup the build environment stuff"
> Caveats are:
> - no possibility to compile the five rockbox utilities under ~/tools/...
> because there
> is only sh1 gcc. since there isn`t much dynamics in this section, i
> could
> supply them
> separately if they are being updated. (btw: bmp2rb.exe seems broken on
> windows).
> Compiling the stuff under ~/uisimulator/... isn`t possible, too.
> - cygwin "integrity" is broken now, so you can`t/shouldn`t use cygwin
> installer for
> installing/deinstalling cygwin packages anymore. (didn`t try)
> - if rockbox build process (configure ...) is changed it COULD be
> necessary
> that this
> "minimalistic" cygwin also needs some update, because of new tools
> being
> used in the
> build process. So this package would need to be "maintained".
> Anyway, we have just 7.5 MB sized very easy to setup "rockbox build
> environment", so
> one could live with that caveats.
> What do you think ?
> regards
> Roland
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Received on 2003-01-05

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