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Subject: Re: building accessible vmware images to work with Rockbox.

Re: building accessible vmware images to work with Rockbox.

From: Scott Berry <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 13:28:46 -0500


I also am seeing this as a possible good way to go for myself too. I work
in vmware but I am unable to get a desent ubuntu or Debian based system
going. I think what you are thinking about would be right up my alley. I
would think that maybe that could be used for all images of Rockbox. In
otherwords, in your script you could have switches for all the different
types of devices Rockbox works with or it could say which device would you
like to build? What do you think?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hussein Patwa" <>
To: "'Rockbox development'" <>
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 12:47
Subject: RE: building accessible vmware images to work with Rockbox.

>> 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.
> I assume what you are thinking of doing is having a VMware image of a
> Linux-based operating system configured with some kind of access
> technology,
> be it ORCA or similar. Then you would load that image, and use the access
> software to compile Rockbox, possibly using a semi-automated process by
> means of a script rather than entering commands manually. The script
> could
> be configured to provide options which, when selected by the user, perform
> different actions. This would of course significantly reduce the
> end-users
> requirement to know much about the commands themselves. Is that along the
> lines of what you're thinking? If so, count me in as being interested.
> I've really been getting into VMware lately, so will be happy to offer any
> advice or test anything that you need or wish.
>> 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?
> For hosting, I don't know whether this would be acceptable but I have web
> space of my own (600GB+ at the moment) hosted on commercial servers which
> are backed up daily. I'd be happy to host your images or associated files
> if you wish.
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