Author Topic: A couple of rootfs upgrades...  (Read 29721 times)

Elta (OP)

Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 01:02:48 am »
In which directory in the local folder would I place the toolchain file ?

The toolchain files are only used to develop applications for the Dingoo and are used on the PC, not the Dingoo itself. :)

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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 09:32:01 am »
Err, the toolchain is for porting/deving programs, if youīre not a dev, you donīt need it.  :D And it should go to your computer.  ;D
Oops, the mighty Elta has spoken. Thanks for your work Elta!

joyrider

Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 01:01:59 pm »
The noatime and nodiratime mounting was already known a long time, i even posted it and the a320 forums when i found it out and most just didn't care. I even posted my findings on google code as an issue back then: http://code.google.com/p/dingoo-linux/issues/detail?id=40

I used it all the time,well i used to, cause i couldn't care less anymore about my dingoo at the moment, but it should be worth putting in the renice command as well (just read the google code issue). The real cause of it all is the mccqd process, mounting with nodiratime and noatime helped a bit.

I'm just amazed that it took so long before anyone even used it.

on a side note:
I don't program anymore for dingoo and don't think i will again, most users just use some preassembled pack, and have no idea how to do this or how to enter commands them selves let alone read a readme or follow it. Heck i'm even more amazed that there are still some people that can't seem to get dingux installed. People just buy the dingoo cause it's cheap and want to play games on the emulators, but can't seem to figure out stuff themselves, although there are exceptions most are like this.

Programming (in my spare time) depends on my mood and if i feel it's not worth it anymore to do this, i just quit with it. I guess that's what happend with me and my dingoo and got a bit frustrated at the end. I'm a programmer in daily (job)life so programming in my spare time is not always something i want to do. I'm currently happy with playing games on my ps3 or pc in my spare time. It might change again someday but won't be soon i guess and i don't know if it'll be for the dingoo then.

batman52

Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 01:33:59 pm »
@joyrider: too bad you don't mean to develop for dingoo anymore: i believe you were one of the best developers in there.

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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 07:58:29 pm »
Yeah, sad to hear that... 
Itīs true, some of the spirit, enthusiasm and excitement of the early days is gone.  :-\ But my Dingoo still doesnīt fail to impress and surprise me; that may be quite different for you, you probably know the Dingoo like your vest pocket.
One thing to add: I for myself still use an oooold local pack with dmenu 0.2, edited the config files thousands of times and read lots of readmes, quite average dingoo-user. Unlike a spamming troll raping this forum not long ago.

First Booboo(?!), now joyrider...  :'( bad days in Dingooland. Hope to see a new work of you sometime again.  :)

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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2009, 10:16:58 pm »
Damn these updates rule. Do you have a website or a donation system. Everything is running sooooo good now. I hope you continue to port stuff over. I would love to see a recompiled shadow warrior with sound and maybe a rott update

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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2009, 10:33:23 pm »
You make us sad joyrider!

The dingoo still has a lot of life left in it! and you're abandoning it ! For shame, my friend! For shame!

I'm sure 90+% of the community are not spamming whining trolls whom suck the life out of the forum. As you would know only around 10% of people who visit a forum will post, of that 10% maybe 2 percent are idiots, who will post a constant stream of retardation at everyone no matter what.  ;D 

People do buy the Dingoo because it's cheap, but it's people like you who have opened it up and helped form this community with your projects and great enthusiasm and of course programming knowledge! Hopefully you get back "In the mood" and decide to come back one day and continue programming!


vimrc

Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2009, 10:49:05 pm »
My friend, this is just life, live a little, love a little.

mauromartins

Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2009, 01:16:56 am »
@joyrider, I, and all brazilians are very sad with your announcement  :'(

Here in Brazil, we are developing a nice community around Dingoo. They created a MSN channel, a website, a forum. We have a guy who create some great Doom mods, and recently, a owner of a famous gaming website brought a Dingoo, so, here, the little guy are going to be relevant.
Currently, Im studying Electrical Engineering, and I finished my exams. So I will have a lot of spare time, and I will dedicate a lot of time to learn how to hack, improve, program to Dingoo. Im installing some Linux distro in one of my Pcīs, to learn how to program, how to port things. I stopped using precompiled Dingux images; in fact, I uploaded a update for toddlerīs local here, and another to brazilians.

So I ask you to renew your interest in Dingoo. I know there are some very annoying guys around here, and I know badly how it excerts all of our motivation. Im a blogger, and I brought a Nokia N800 ealier this year, and started hacking, changing things, but a community started around the gadget, and some people are just retard: they donīt want to know how to do things. They offend you, if you donīt teach, they call you a homer, etc. But, clearly, there is some good heads here, and you can share your knowledge with them.

Chris23235

Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2009, 07:55:48 pm »
@ Joyrider

While it's completely up to you, if you program for the Dingoo or not, I found your message here strange. Complaining about people who are complaining too much seemed odd to me. The Dingoo has exact the same kind of users as other open Handheld communities I knew (GP32 or Nintendo DS). Not everybody is a coder, not everybody is willing to dive deeper in the whole materia.
The preassembled packs, you don't like are an easy way to get everything, that exists for Dingux on your machine, nothing less and nothing more. I don't see a problem with that.
Why should it be a problem to use a pack, which serves the same functionality as a Linux distribution on a desktop PC? I would find it odd, if someone calls the users of Suse Linux, users who use a "preassembled pack, and have no idea how to do this or how to enter commands them selves let alone read a readme or follow it".
Obviously there are difficulties installing Dingux with certain configurations, I never had any, but with Windows Vista and Windows 7, not everything seems to work in the same Way as in XP.
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People just buy the dingoo cause it's cheap and want to play games on the emulators, but can't seem to figure out stuff themselves, although there are exceptions most are like this.
This may be true, but were is the problem? And is it different on other platforms? I highly doubt.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 07:57:45 pm by Chris23235 »

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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2009, 11:48:18 pm »
@ Joyrider

While it's completely up to you, if you program for the Dingoo or not, I found your message here strange. Complaining about people who are complaining too much seemed odd to me. The Dingoo has exact the same kind of users as other open Handheld communities I knew (GP32 or Nintendo DS). Not everybody is a coder, not everybody is willing to dive deeper in the whole materia.
The preassembled packs, you don't like are an easy way to get everything, that exists for Dingux on your machine, nothing less and nothing more. I don't see a problem with that.
Why should it be a problem to use a pack, which serves the same functionality as a Linux distribution on a desktop PC? I would find it odd, if someone calls the users of Suse Linux, users who use a "preassembled pack, and have no idea how to do this or how to enter commands them selves let alone read a readme or follow it".
Obviously there are difficulties installing Dingux with certain configurations, I never had any, but with Windows Vista and Windows 7, not everything seems to work in the same Way as in XP.
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People just buy the dingoo cause it's cheap and want to play games on the emulators, but can't seem to figure out stuff themselves, although there are exceptions most are like this.
This may be true, but were is the problem? And is it different on other platforms? I highly doubt.
From sitting in the chat regularly for about 2 months, I can honestly say that joyrider has a point. Yes, there are many people who redownload the local pack every time there's a new release. People have posted in the thread for toddler's pack saying to hurry up and release a new pack because there's a new emulator release, rather then installing it themselves. It's ridiculous for how easy it actually is, even when considering how much technical knowledge people lack.

Bouvrie

Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2009, 07:53:00 am »
From sitting in the chat regularly for about 2 months, I can honestly say that joyrider has a point.
Sorry for the thread hijacking, but as this seems to be the spot to discuss... :P

I fail to see how an ignorant community downloading local packs can stop a developer from developing. Basically most developers like to do so by nature (it'll start to itch whenever you're not programming) and primarily do this for themselves. The fact that there are other people benefitting from your work (and thereby proving that it works) should be rewarding in itself.

Unless people start giving credit to local pack assemblers rather than the developers, I don't think joyrider intended to use the community's (lack of) technical knowledge as an argument for not developing. His interest shifted and the Dingoo hasn't got his attention much lately.
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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2009, 02:46:46 am »
Thanks elta, it works great

m0wtJ

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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2009, 12:34:42 pm »
Hey Thanks, but why didn't you upload the zImage with it?
Isn't that one suppose to be updated too?

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Re: A couple of rootfs upgrades...
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2009, 04:07:57 pm »
Hello Elta!

Can you add suport for XPM images on SDL_image in a next release? I'm needing the function IMG_ReadXPMFromArray, but I can't figure out how to recompile the library by myself.

Thanks and keep your great work  :)