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

RE: building accessible vmware images to work with Rockbox.

From: Hussein Patwa <>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 01:13:04 +0100

> Hussein,
> 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?


Good to see there are others interested in this. It would seem there are
several things needed to facilitate this:

1. A Linux system
2. An access system
3. The packages and dependencies needed to facilitate the Rockbox-related
4. Any front-end interface

1 and 2 are pretty much covered by Alex's suggestion of a pre-configured
accessible distribution. For 3, I believe documents must be available
either on the Rockbox site or in the mail archives, as there have been posts
on here before about build clients, indicating that there are others that
have set up systems other than the centrally-hosted ones.

For 4, I would say a command line one would be best, as having a GUI just
leads to potentially more accessibility issues which is going backwards in
my opinion. A command based system could start simple and grow more complex
as needs dictate. And yes, keeping it as similar to cygwin as possible is
good, as this improves cross-platform usability.

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