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Title: Where is convbdf?
Post by: Vague Rant on April 05, 2010, 11:54:45 PM
Dumb question, but I can't find any way to actually get convbdf. The tutorials all say it's bundled with the source, which can either be downloaded over SVN or manually from the build pages; I don't have an SVN client installed in Windows, and while I could just boot to Linux, I figure it's worth knowing for future notice: how do you actually download the source manually? I can't find any source links at all.
Title: Re: Where is convbdf?
Post by: Llorean on April 06, 2010, 12:43:35 AM
Really, you should just use SVN. It saves bandwidth all around if you don't keep downloading an archive, and the archive packing script will either include a bunch of unnecessary stuff, or occasionally miss new files, so I'm pretty sure an archive is no longer even provided except for releases.

It's also just a lot easier for us to provide support when something's going wrong with compiling an SVN copy because you can quickly update to current and tell us what the diff reports, and we can make sure we're using the exact same code as you, etc.

Also, please try to use accurate topic names - your question is actually not related to convbdf at all and doesn't belong in the "theming" section.
Title: Re: Where is convbdf?
Post by: Vague Rant on April 06, 2010, 02:47:45 AM
My question was with regards to the location on the web of convbdf, which is used to convert fonts which are commonly included as parts of themes. I won't argue with your experience in feeling that it's more suited to the development board, but I did consider where would be most appropriate to ask about a theming tool and chose the theming board; for all I knew, since the tutorials are obviously outdated, convbdf may have no longer even been included with the Rockbox source. Anyway, thanks for the assistance, I did end up simply checking it out over SVN.
Title: Re: Where is convbdf?
Post by: Llorean on April 06, 2010, 03:59:24 AM
It was very unclear that you were looking for confirmation as to whether or not convbdf was still in the source since the only question you actually asked was "how do you actually download the source manually?"

I would suggest in the future being sure to ask the questions you want answered, rather than hoping people will infer them.

All of the source for all official tools should always be in SVN.
Title: Re: Where is convbdf?
Post by: Vague Rant on April 06, 2010, 05:05:40 AM
I asked, directly, "Where is convbdf?" It's right there in the title; perhaps I should have restated it in the body of the message but I should hope very little inference should be needed to understand said question. I'm entirely open to the idea that I asked that question in the wrong place, and perhaps that I should have repeated it more frequently, however whether this warrants a condescending and unfriendly attitude, I am unsure; I'm am sure, however, that (like almost all long term message board posters) you deal with a lot of thoughtlessly annoying posters, so perhaps that influences your attitude toward those you feel are asking the wrong question on the wrong board.

The reason I didn't directly ask "is convbdf still in the source bundle?" is because it seemed to me that "Where is convbdf?" kind of covered that, and the more generalised question was the one which would actually garner an answer I could use, rather than a "Yes" or "No" which would have still left me without knowledge about where to go from there. As I say, I imagine you are correct in saying that the question should have been posed on the development and compiling board; I just think that perhaps your knowledge could be shared without simultaneously alienating new posters. Either way, I doubt our debating it serves the project any more than does intimidating said project's users, so I won't press the issue any further.
Title: Re: Where is convbdf?
Post by: Chronon on April 07, 2010, 05:48:05 AM
It's at tools/convbdf.c.

http://svn.rockbox.org/viewvc.cgi/trunk/tools/convbdf.c?view=log&pathrev=25507