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Subject: building accessible vmware images to work with rockbox.

building accessible vmware images to work with rockbox.

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 16:25:24 +0100

Hi list.
I hope this is the write list to post the following question, as it is to do
with rockbox compilation.

Through my connections at college, I have just encountered a person who has
extensive experience of working with linux, and of making it accessible.

I have been in touch with him and talked to him about rockbox as at the
moment, for blind users the only option if we want to compile rockbox
without help is to use cygwin or to switch to a propper linux environment. I
would prefer to run a vmware image as then I can continue working in windows
while stuff to do with rockbox is going on in the background.

The guy I talked to seemed interested in assisting me with creating an
accessible vmware image to compile rockbox, and also to turn my computer
into a build server.

He has suggested the best approach is to create an image from scratch,
rather than trying to make the current vmware images accessible.

So hear are my questions,
if he assists me, what packages would he need to put into a distribution in
order for me to compile rockbox? is it just the ones for cygwin, as in if he
just puts in the packages that are listed for selection when you set up a
cygwin environment would that be ok?
if he follows the list given on the rockbox site I mean, are there
particular versions he would need to put into a distribution.

My next question is what packages would need to be put into a distribution
in order for him to make me an accessible build client? as I have been keen
to dedicate computing time to the project, but obviously couldn't til now
because of only having cygwin, and not wanting to have to reboot my computer
just to run the client.

Last question, if he creates me accessible vmware images that can be used
for compiling rockbox or running a build client, would there be any interest
in hosting them so that other people could take advantage of them if they
wanted to get rid of cygwin?
Received on 2009-10-02

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