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« on: February 16, 2007, 04:26:13 am »
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DOSBox 0.65.0.1

I updated dosbox 0.65 and removed the mouse bug (0.65.0.1) .

N.B. : The mouse cursor will stay visible

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Package: dosbox
Source: http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
Priority: optional
Version: 0.65.0.1
Architecture: armv5tel
Maintainer: http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
Description:  DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms.
Size: 5.9M

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

The source :  [ Invalid Attachment ]

My dosconf.conf :  [ Invalid Attachment ]
My mapper.txt (sl-c3000) :  [ Invalid Attachment ]

To launch dosbox with my configuration files, use the following command (after putting dosconf.conf and mapper.txt in your current directory) :
Code: [Select]
dosbox -conf dosbox.conf[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154327\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

After some stripping - size of the executable is down to 1.8 mb - saving memory and disk space.

Also there are no shortcuts or whatsoever. Also it's linked against libGL.so.1 ... which is unnecessary
I guess I'll have to build it too and make the real package  

Again a request - if you really want to make others happy with your packages, do it correctly. Sure there's a learning curve, but not that big.
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 05:14:05 am »
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DOSBox 0.65.0.1

I updated dosbox 0.65 and removed the mouse bug (0.65.0.1) .

N.B. : The mouse cursor will stay visible

Code: [Select]
Package: dosbox
Source: http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
Priority: optional
Version: 0.65.0.1
Architecture: armv5tel
Maintainer: http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
Description:  DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms.
Size: 5.9M

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

The source :  [ Invalid Attachment ]

My dosconf.conf :  [ Invalid Attachment ]
My mapper.txt (sl-c3000) :  [ Invalid Attachment ]

To launch dosbox with my configuration files, use the following command (after putting dosconf.conf and mapper.txt in your current directory) :
Code: [Select]
dosbox -conf dosbox.conf[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154327\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

After some stripping - size of the executable is down to 1.8 mb - saving memory and disk space.

Also there are no shortcuts or whatsoever. Also it's linked against libGL.so.1 ... which is unnecessary
I guess I'll have to build it too and make the real package  

Again a request - if you really want to make others happy with your packages, do it correctly. Sure there's a learning curve, but not that big.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154329\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

it's also not that hard to be nice and thank people for their effort first and encourage them to do better instead of bombarding them with criticism
what you say is probably meant well, but the way you are saying it doesn't sound very nice and can be quite discouraging...
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007, 05:43:36 am »
You're right, it's criticism, and I really sorry about this. My final goal is everyone to be happy. And I always try to be perfect, in every task/situation I do. That's why I talk like this, sorry again, no offense.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007, 05:50:28 am »
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it's also not that hard to be nice and thank people for their effort first and encourage them to do better instead of bombarding them with criticism
what you say is probably meant well, but the way you are saying it doesn't sound very nice and can be quite discouraging...
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154332\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

well said, Meanie!
Not everyone is an expert.
And if only the experts would post their packages here, we would miss a LOT of things.


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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2007, 05:59:28 am »
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it's also not that hard to be nice and thank people for their effort first and encourage them to do better instead of bombarding them with criticism
what you say is probably meant well, but the way you are saying it doesn't sound very nice and can be quite discouraging...
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154332\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

well said, Meanie!
Not everyone is an expert.
And if only the experts would post their packages here, we would miss a LOT of things.


daniel
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I want to say it again ... my idea is not "Don't post your packages", but "Do it in the best way" ... it's all I want, really! Would be glad to help anyone with tips on building packages.

I really enjoy when seeing some new package in "Newest packages", specially I was happy to see dosbox. But not so happy to see it has some issues.

That's all I want - everyone to spend 1-2 minutes more and make it _perfect_ .

Sorry if anyone is insulted.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007, 06:11:33 am »
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After some stripping - size of the executable is down to 1.8 mb - saving memory and disk space.

Also there are no shortcuts or whatsoever. Also it's linked against libGL.so.1 ... which is unnecessary
I guess I'll have to build it too and make the real package   

Again a request - if you really want to make others happy with your packages, do it correctly. Sure there's a learning curve, but not that big.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154329\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Thank you for these information.

OK. Next time I will strip the executable.

How did you proceed to know that the libGL.so.1 is linked with it, and isn't necessary ?
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007, 06:13:01 am »
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it's also not that hard to be nice and thank people for their effort first and encourage them to do better instead of bombarding them with criticism
what you say is probably meant well, but the way you are saying it doesn't sound very nice and can be quite discouraging...
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154332\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

well said, Meanie!
Not everyone is an expert.
And if only the experts would post their packages here, we would miss a LOT of things.


daniel
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I want to say it again ... my idea is not "Don't post your packages", but "Do it in the best way" ... it's all I want, really! Would be glad to help anyone with tips on building packages.

I really enjoy when seeing some new package in "Newest packages", specially I was happy to see dosbox. But not so happy to see it has some issues.

That's all I want - everyone to spend 1-2 minutes more and make it _perfect_ .

Sorry if anyone is insulted.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=154342\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

The least you can do now is change the title of this thread and don't create topics like this one. Especially not when there is an existing thread about the package.

BTW : keep compiling, I love your contribs.

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 06:22:04 am »
Well, all that said:

Where can we find libGL?
I couldn't find it in the controb feeds nor in the beta3 feed.
But indeed dosbox demands it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 06:24:52 am »
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The least you can do now is change the title of this thread and don't create topics like this one. Especially not when there is an existing thread about the package.

BTW : keep compiling, I love your contribs.

Chero.
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Didn't noticed existing thread about the package, only for DosBox. Which is kinda different, but you're right. I should've posted it there.

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Thank you for these information.

OK. Next time I will strip the executable.

How did you proceed to know that the libGL.so.1 is linked with it, and isn't necessary ?

I know it because I don't have it. It's not necessary, as it's actually Mesa's libGL - which is openGL in software. Mesa is for software packages which _require_ opengl to work.

In the case, DosBox have option --disable-opengl , useful on systems that don't actually have hardware acceleration ( at least I don't know a real OpenGL implementation for the Zaurus ). Otherwise it tries to use floating point OpenGL instructions, which Mesa converts back to software and it's a more instructions call.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 06:25:39 am »
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Well, all that said:

Where can we find libGL?
I couldn't find it in the controb feeds nor in the beta3 feed.
But indeed dosbox demands it.

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Mesa is the software openGL implementation that have this library.
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 07:14:52 am »
on a related note, the ipk creation section of the wiki is probably out of date and/or does not contain sufficient info to build perfect ipk files.

maybe someone should look into updating the info so others have a easy to follow guide and what to look out for, ie don't forget to strip the binaries since make install sometimes doesn't do it for you, where to place an icon and the .desktop files, etc... so when people create ipk files, they can reference it, or use it as a check list to make sure the resulting ipk has less problems....
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2007, 07:24:42 am »
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on a related note, the ipk creation section of the wiki is probably out of date and/or does not contain sufficient info to build perfect ipk files.

maybe someone should look into updating the info so others have a easy to follow guide and what to look out for, ie don't forget to strip the binaries since make install sometimes doesn't do it for you, where to place an icon and the .desktop files, etc... so when people create ipk files, they can reference it, or use it as a check list to make sure the resulting ipk has less problems....
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I'll update it with the info I have. Just can you tell me where it is?

btw, (sometimes) make install-strip works great
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2007, 07:33:59 am »
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on a related note, the ipk creation section of the wiki is probably out of date and/or does not contain sufficient info to build perfect ipk files.

maybe someone should look into updating the info so others have a easy to follow guide and what to look out for, ie don't forget to strip the binaries since make install sometimes doesn't do it for you, where to place an icon and the .desktop files, etc... so when people create ipk files, they can reference it, or use it as a check list to make sure the resulting ipk has less problems....
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I'd love to know more about compiling, I spent some time getting into it before but since then my setup errors when ever I run a configure script. Maybe I'll post for some help so I can get into this packaging as well.

Here's the current oesf guide: [a href=\"https://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Pdaxrom:_Create_An_Ipk_Howto]https://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Pdaxro...te_An_Ipk_Howto[/url]

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2007, 07:35:04 am »
Jeana's dosbox package works very well now, after installing the mesa package.

I intend to use dosbox for running HP 200LX palmtop applicaitons in three ways:

- via Connectivity Pack (the PC portion of HP 200LX software)
- via Palrun (Palmtop graphics emulator)
- native DOS apps run directly without Cpack or emulation, e.g. Lotus 1-2-3 v2.4

However, I find that dosbox is quite slow. The applications run much slower than on a HP 200LX with its 186 processor at 8 MHz.
but at least they run. CPack Filer, MindMap/LX and Lotus 1-2-3 could be started and used in a first test.

Does anyone have ideas how to tweak dosbox further for more performance?
Also, is there a fullscreen mode for Dosbox?

Thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2007, 07:37:27 am »
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Jeana's dosbox package works very well now, after installing the mesa package.

I intend to use dosbox for running HP 200LX palmtop applicaitons in three ways:

- via Connectivity Pack (the PC portion of HP 200LX software)
- via Palrun (Palmtop graphics emulator)
- native DOS apps run directly without Cpack or emulation, e.g. Lotus 1-2-3 v2.4

However, I find that dosbox is quite slow. The applications run much slower than on a HP 200LX with its 186 processor at 8 MHz.
but at least they run. CPack Filer, MindMap/LX and Lotus 1-2-3 could be started and used in a first test.

Does anyone have ideas how to tweak dosbox further for more performance?
Also, is there a fullscreen mode for Dosbox?

Thanks!
daniel
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Alt + Enter works for fullscreen here.

Also running without X boosts the performance a bit, and it's in fullscreen by default.


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Can you try my package?
[a href=\"http://z.drun.net/packages/dosbox_0.65.0.2_armv5tel.ipk]http://z.drun.net/packages/dosbox_0.65.0.2_armv5tel.ipk[/url]
I saw you have 3200 - this package should squeeze the most performance out of the newest zauruses

It has mine mapper.txt configured as much keys I was able to add, it's in /usr/share/dosbox/ , 'dosbox' command is actually wrapper that uses dosbox.conf and mapper.txt in the mentioned directory. And it should not have much dependencies (except some sdl- packages from the feed)

I used as basis jeana's modified dosbox 0.65.0.1 source code - thanks!
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