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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : Spot's Porting for Dummies 1.6.1 released! Updated to 1.6.4!
   posted by spotUP on 25-Jun-2007 1:20:58 (5453 reads)
Fresh from Spot's bedroom! - Spot's Porting for Dummies 1.6.1.
Failed to port stuff with the last version? Cheer up lad!
This guide is new and improved! Have another go! You can do it!
Read the history for a detailed list of changes.
http://os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=document/manual/spots_pfd.txt

Update:
Read more for what's new in version 1.6.4.


WHY SHOULD I READ THIS? I CAN'T CODE!
=====================================

Well, the sad fact is that, neither can I! :) I am just a stubborn geezer!
And look at me now... 300+ uploads to http://os4depot.net compiling
multiplatform stuff for AmigaOS 4.0 isn't THAT hard, c'mon! If I can do it,
you can do it too! You'll jump up and down screaming when you managed to
compile your first SDL app, I did! To my defence I have to say that I had
to figure out a lot of the process the hard way! :P
/Spot


HISTORY
=======

Version 1.6.1

Misc small changes and additional info 'backported' from the AROS 'port'
of this guide.

Version 1.6.0

Added a guide on how to make GUI's using Emperor.
Added lots of small things that I can't remember.

Version 1.5.3

Added a tip on Fullscreen modes in SDL apps/games. Thanks Lio.
Added some quick references related to Allegro compiling. Woooot? Already? ;)

Version 1.5.2

Corrected some small things related to SDL_Mixer

Version 1.5.1

Added SVN to tips and tricks

Version 1.5

Fixed a typo. I had writen -lpng -lpng, when it should be -lpng -ljpeg.
Thanx to Raziel for the report.

Added a new chapter: History

Added a new chapter: Getting your SDK up to date

Added a new chapter: The basics

Added a new chapter: Configuring linklibs

Added a new chapter: Quick Reference

Added more common errors

Defines section updated

Common errors section updated

Corrections to the configure lines. Thanx HNL!

Corrections to the example makefile. Thanx Booger!

A lot of small changes that I can't remember.

Corrected the cygnix config line.

Update history
Version 1.6.4

Added a new chapter 'Compiling SDL/GL apps'
Added a new tip to the 'Common errors that can occur when configuring' chapter.

Version 1.6.3

Added a new chapter: 'Converting a Windows makefile into an AmigaOS makefile'

Version 1.6.2

Extended the common error section with a small guide on how to find
out what header is missing.



    

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Re: Spot's Porting for Dummies 1.6.1 released!
Posted on 25-Jun-2007 17:14:57
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This is great stuff!


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This is genius!

I'd even be tempted to try it out myself! Excellent contribution Spot.

FuZion.

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@SpotUP
Once again pure genius Spot!!

@Fuzion
Go on, you know you want too!!!

Last edited by Curty on 25-Jun-2007 at 07:17 PM.


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:blush: you guys.. =)


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@Curty

More than you can imagine Curty.... More than you can imagine.

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Spot
You're a real genius


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Nice guide, thanks.


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Quote:
Added a guide on how to make GUI's using Emperor

And a hint on where we can get it from, would be nice...

Thanks.


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@elwood

Ever heard of OS4Depot? It has a search function you know...

Emperor

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Unfortunately Emperor doesn't work with OS4 Final

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Im to dum to use Spot's Porting for Dummies ;(

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Great stuff though I haven't tried to port anything yet with the older ones.
I have been trying to learn programing so that I can understand things a bit better, do you realy not know how to program?

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Kicko, surely you are not, i'd like to know about your problems though, so that i can improve the guide.
Could you email me? We could improve the guide together. It would be very useful for me and others.


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Unfortunately Emperor doesn't work with OS4 Final

Exactly.
I should have say "a working Emperor"


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Spot: im so dum i just opened the guide and scrolled thru without giving any chance. The dum part is "lazyness" to read and learn :)

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kicko:

haha i'll include some ascii porn here and there in the guide, that should do it for ya, no?


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You got me :)

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I just tryd porting a game and it worked! yeehaw!


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mangaclub: cool! =)
what game?


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Quote:
I just tryd porting a game and it worked! yeehaw!


What, now everyone and his grandma is porting stuff? At this rate there will be nothing left for me! A curse on you all! And especially Hyperion and Amiga for delaying my OS4+hardware! Ptuuui!

On second thought, a curse on them will probably just delay things even more, so ... I'll retract that one. But you guys... CURSED! Grrrr >:|

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