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Subject: Re: Improving simulator

Re: Improving simulator

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 20:27:31 +0200

On 10.05.2007, Christian Gmeiner wrote:

> 2007/5/10, Dave Chapman <>:
>> Christian Gmeiner wrote:
>> The big plus point is that we dont need to care about the
>> simulator with #ifdef's anymore as the simulator is a normal
>> target.

>> I don't see how that will happen - won't it just mean
>> replacing "#ifdef
>> SIMULATOR" with "#ifdef SDL_TARGET" ?

> No you are wrong.. we will use the target tree feature:
> firmware/target/sdl/*

> Here we implement, for instance, a lcd driver based on sdl,
> audio driver based on sdl,...

I think this idea misses the whole purpose of the simulator: The
simulator is intended to write and debug high level code *for
specific targets*. Making it a separate target doesn't make
sense in respect to that.

Having a separate "hosted" target is an idea that makes perfect
sense, just not as a replacement for the simulator. There could
even be 2: One SDL target, and one console target for the
hardcore linux console fans. This way we could provide a nice
media player for linux, and it would also allow making rockbox
run on e.g. Windows Mobile devices.

Regards, Jens
Received on 2007-05-10

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