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Subject: Re: how to avoid a "make install" on simdisk after each change

Re: how to avoid a "make install" on simdisk after each change

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:22:38 +0100

"Maurus Cuelenaere" <> schrieb:

>"Michael Stummvoll" <> wrote:
>>when I am developing on an application, I often work in little steps
>>(make a change, build it, test it, make the next change, build this,
>>First I did this by typing "make && make install" at my build-dir
>>each change on the app. The make-process takes about 1 second, the
>>install about ten. When i am working in steps where i have do this
>>one time a minute the time to install is a bit annoying.
>>At the moment, I got rid of the problem by making a symlink (for
>>apps/plugins/lamp.rock to simdisk/.rockbox/rocks/apps), so that I just
>>have to type make after changing the lamp.c-file.
>>Is there a better way to avoid typing make install each time I want to
>>test a new build?
>>If not, I want to propose creating a make-target like "make links" or
>>so, which works like make install or fullinstall, which does not copy
>>all the files but symlinking where it possible.
>>unfortunately I am not fit enough with the Makefiles to do this for
>>myself, so I hope somebody can do this for me.
>When I worked on plugins I usually did make && cp apps/rocks/<path>
>Maurus Cuelenaere

I do the same. I put it into a script and do "rmake <plugin name>"

but I can imagine the symlink way works very well.

Best regards.
Received on 2010-12-03

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