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Subject: Re: coLinux development environment

Re: coLinux development environment

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 23:46:46 +1100

On 13/03/06, Bluechip <> wrote:
> Nice!
> I'm curious ...will it compile the win32sim? If not, could it be made to?
> If so, then [OT] I can scrap cygwin for all my PC development :)
ive just set it up for sh and im gonna do a test then set it up for arm..
isnt the win32sim dead? just use sdl.. the onlyt thing that bugs me
with it is you dont see the debug output easily (well while its
running anyway)... but its still less annoying than copying it to the
player every time to test it.

> One useful tip - I really do highly recommend that when considering
> compression, especially on files of X-hundred MB ...give serious
> consideration to the "7-zip" algorithm ( iirc)'s all
> GPL/source-forge etc ...and is a real, live, released and maintained project.
> Just to clear up any misconceptions you MAY have ...7-zip is a NEW
> compression algorithm which beats b-zip hands down. It will make a
> win32 self-extracting archive at almost no cost, so no "user can't
> decompress" fears, and (just for fun?) 7-zip will generate (if
> requested) a "gzip compatable file" which is smaller than that which
> gzip itself could make :)
the image file will be big.. so ill check all compression formats and
see which will work best..
> Sounds like just the thing to replace The existing DevKit. :)
> BC
> >hey all,
> >i prefer to use colinux instead of cygwin on my windows box so i have
> >made a hdd image which is ready to compile for the m68k targets..
> >compressed its about 150mb..
> >so, firstly, would other ppl want this as an alternative to cygwin,
> >and can host the hdd image?
> >if yes to both, then ill add support for all the other targets and
> >upload the image to the web somewhere...
> >
> >just a comparison.. cygwin on my POS took 8+ min to do a full compile
> >to h300.. cl took 4 min
for sdl, im going to setup X on it so it can run a vnc server, so the
sdl sim will work.... do i need to bother with gdb for each target?
and the calmrisk target?

also, for some reason my build size for the archos fm recorder is way
out of whack with other comps (using gcc 3.3.6 and newlib 1.14).. so
if thats bad.. suggest fixes :p
Received on 2006-03-13

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