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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: [Saint] on December 12, 2009, 09:28:41 AM

Title: CygWin Development page needs a "onceover"
Post by: [Saint] on December 12, 2009, 09:28:41 AM
Hi,

The CygWin Development page could use a bit of a revamp all over in my opinion, but one area it's specifically lacking that could make life a reasonable amount easier for the budding "Win-OS Compiler" would be to specifically alter the "Package Selection" section of the tutorial page (http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CygwinDevelopment#Step_2_1_Package_selection) to include a reference to download the package:

NET/cURL

Otherwise (without cURL installed) when it comes time to creating the cross compilers for your build, you won't be able to run ../tools/rockboxdev.sh and unless you figure it out yourself (which if you're "step by stepping" a tutorial you probably won't), you'll be forced to either painstakingly compile the cross-sompilers manually (and let's face it, it is painstaking compared to just running a script  ;D), or giving up and possibly end up with a worse opinion of Unix than the average Win User may have in the first place   ;)

Just a thought...


[St.]
Title: Re: CygWin Development page needs a "onceover"
Post by: yapper on December 12, 2009, 10:01:46 AM
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Title: Re: CygWin Development page needs a "onceover"
Post by: Llorean on December 12, 2009, 10:43:01 AM
Why would you run rockboxdev.sh in cygwin? Step 3 should be the downloading of files that it would create, bypassing the need for it.
Title: Re: CygWin Development page needs a "onceover"
Post by: saratoga on December 12, 2009, 11:44:27 AM
You shouldn't have to compile the build tools on cygwin because we distribute binaries of them with cygwin.  You certainly can do it, but its slower and more complicated.

See Step 3 where you can select which compilers are downloaded.