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

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

From: Eric Linenberg <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 08:51:28 -0500

Please rar it up with everything and make it available. That would be


fgd> Hi Rockboxers,
fgd> i have minimized my cygwin environment to the absolute (!?) minimum
fgd> that you can still use it for building rockbox (sh1 binaries).
fgd> Latest daily build configres and compiles fine - though the whole
fgd> environemt (w/o rockbox source) is just ~7.5MB tarred and bzipped.

fgd> It includes export of the registry settings cygwin needs for proper
fgd> "cygmounts", which
fgd> can be imported by simple mouseclick.

fgd> Is there any interest that i make this available for download?

fgd> I think it would be suitable for
fgd> - people with slow internet connection
fgd> - people who want to hack rockbox, but don`t want to fiddle around with all
fgd> that "setup the build environment stuff"

fgd> Caveats are:
fgd> - no possibility to compile the five rockbox utilities under ~/tools/...
fgd> because there
fgd> is only sh1 gcc. since there isn`t much dynamics in this section, i could
fgd> supply them
fgd> separately if they are being updated. (btw: bmp2rb.exe seems broken on
fgd> windows).
fgd> Compiling the stuff under ~/uisimulator/... isn`t possible, too.
fgd> - cygwin "integrity" is broken now, so you can`t/shouldn`t use cygwin
fgd> installer for
fgd> installing/deinstalling cygwin packages anymore. (didn`t try)
fgd> - if rockbox build process (configure ...) is changed it COULD be necessary
fgd> that this
fgd> "minimalistic" cygwin also needs some update, because of new tools being
fgd> used in the
fgd> build process. So this package would need to be "maintained".

fgd> Anyway, we have just 7.5 MB sized very easy to setup "rockbox build
fgd> environment", so
fgd> one could live with that caveats.

fgd> What do you think ?
fgd> regards
fgd> Roland
Received on 2003-01-05

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