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Announcement   Announcement : Spot's Porting for Dummies 2.0 LITE released!
   posted by spotUP on 28-Apr-2009 20:56:19 (2889 reads)
After two long years... It's ready...

Fresh from Spot's bedroom - Spot's Porting for Dummies 2.0 LITE!
Have a go at porting, if i can do it without coding skills, YOU can do it!
Read the history for a detailed list of changes.

Download here!

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

Read more...



Well, the sad fact is that, neither can I! :) I am just a stubborn geezer!
And look at me now... 600+ 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 manage 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

I NEED HELP

Noticed 'LITE' in the description?
Spot's Porting for Dummies has evolved. It now includes scripts and aliases
for rapid porting. That means it needs an installer, as some scripts needs
to be modified. So if you are good at writing Amiga Installer scripts, and want
to help out, please, please contact me.
/Spot

    

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Re: Spot's Porting for Dummies 2.0 LITE released!
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REVISION HISTORY (submitted as part of the story, moved this section to comments to make the story itself more legible on the front page).
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Version 2.0

Further fixes.
Release!

Version 1.9.13

Clean up's. Preparing for release.

Version 1.9.12

Added a common error.

Version 1.9.11

Added a common error.

Version 1.9.10

Added a common error.

Version 1.9.9

Added some common errors.
Various small changes.

Version 1.9.8

Added a common error.

Version 1.9.7

Added a new chapter: Cross Compile Configures
Added a new chapter: LValue Problems
Added a new chapter: Linking problems
Added more common errors.

Version 1.9.6

Blacky / Stardust proof read the guide and added some additional
comments. Mega thanx!

Version 1.9.5

Added a common error on how to fix stuttering audio.
Added some better define examples.
Added some more info to the crash on exit fixing part.
Added a new chapter 'Adding a library check'

Version 1.9.4

Turned it into an AmigaGuide document.
Removed the chapter about amiupdate, as it's available on the
AmiUpdate page anyway. Less is more!

Version 1.9.3

General clean up. Getting ready for release!

Version 1.9.2

Reorganised the guide a little.
Added icons by Mason.
Added shell scripts to make porting faster, and easier.
Added an installer script.
Added AmiUpdate supprt.
Added two new errors.
Removed the Quick Reference, as there are shell scripts for these now.
Removed clib2 from the guide, as it was bloating it, once you know how
to handle newlib, clib2 will be easy to use if you need it.

Version 1.9.2

Added a common error.

Version 1.9.1

Added a common error.

Version 1.9.0

Nuked Clib2 from the quick reference guide as it's not updated as frequently
as newlib and it lacks support for shared objects.
Added MiniGL and dynamic linklib info to the quick reference section.
Removed the --enable-shared, -shared, -use-dynld and -fpic flags,
if your SDK is too old to handle shared objects.
Added a sollution that works for some ports that crashes on exit. Thanx
Varthall!
Added a new tip on how to strip dynamically linked exe's, thanx xeron.

Version 1.8.9

Added a common error

Version 1.8.8

Added some common errors

Version 1.8.8

Added a not so common error

Version 1.8.7

Added a not so common error

Version 1.8.6

Added a new chapter, How to add music to your SDL app.
Thanx to Slut Nancy / bAH for submitting this chapter.

Version 1.8.5

Added three new common errors.
Cleaned up the essential tools chapter.

Version 1.8.4

Added GREP, YACC and AWK to the essential tools section.

Version 1.8.3

Added three common errors

Version 1.8.3

Added a not so common error

Version 1.8.2

Added a common configure error/solution.

Version 1.8.1

Added a section on how to make small executeables to 'Tips & Trix'
Added a section on how to set a minimum stack cookie to your executeables to
'Tips & Trix'
Thanx to Joerg for these tips. Much appreciated.

Version 1.8.0

Minor tweaks to the clib2 configure lines.

Version 1.7.9

Removed __USE_INLINE__ from the configure lines, as they ain't used very
much when porting, and could cause problems when configuring sometimes.
Minor tweaks.

Version 1.7.8

Added a new common error.

Version 1.7.7

Added a new common error.

Version 1.7.6

Added a new not so common error, thanx to Zerohero for the help with the
solution!

Version 1.7.5

Added a new (advanced) chapter written by Rigo, on how to deal with
AmiUpdate.
Thanx for letting me use it Rigo!

Version 1.7.4

Minor tweaks to the configure lines.

Version 1.7.3

Added a new error and a solution submitted by Blacky_Stardust. Thanx a lot
man!

Version 1.7.2

Added a tip on how to add AmigaOS version strings to your exes to the tips
and tricks chapter.

Version 1.7.1

Added configure lines finetuned for SDL projects to the quick reference
section.
Thid should help newbies get rid of linking errors and save me from wasting
time on makefile editing.
Dunno why I didn't do this before.
Cleaned up the Quick Reference guide, I hope it is much clearer now.

Version 1.7.0

Added -ltiff to the CFLAGS, as my latest compile of SDL_Image needs and
supports it.

Version 1.6.9

Added a new common error to chapter 07.

Version 1.6.8

Added some URL's to the 'What to Port' chapter.

Version 1.6.7

Added a really weird 'not so common error' that costed me some hair! Grrr!

Version 1.6.6

Added a new subchapter 'Newlib or Clib2?'
Added some clarifications to the quick references. Thanx to Lio for the
feedback!
Added some new stuff to 'Tips and Tricks'
Added a 'not so common error'

Version 1.6.5

Added a new 'not so common error'

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.

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.

Last edited by fairlanefastback on 28-Apr-2009 at 09:09 PM.


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Re: Spot's Porting for Dummies 2.0 LITE released!
Posted on 28-Apr-2009 21:08:32
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Hehe. You seem to add a lot of common errors

Excellent work. All the way


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Posted on 28-Apr-2009 21:11:37
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Great work.

Being a programmer on windoze I might give a try at porting when i get the Flex...


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Re: Spot's Porting for Dummies 2.0 LITE released!
Posted on 28-Apr-2009 21:14:50
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Sigh, I only program i BASIC, have forgotten almost all of my C skills...

And the only "fresh up" of C i get to do is C# :(

Anyway, enough complaining... :)

I have promissed myself to look further into AmiBlitz or maybe Hollywood..


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@Spot

Do you have a list of games / programs already ported by you - so others don't start porting something already ported (I can of course check os4depot, before starting)


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Posted on 29-Apr-2009 8:35:38
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I plan to program for Amiga.

I promise nothing, though.

You see something,

And... thanks for the encouragement !

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well, you just mentioned the better solution yourself. i am not the only one porting stuff to os4-


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@Spot

Thanks for this man.

So this is LITE, what's in the FULL?

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Posted on 29-Apr-2009 18:59:40
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if you had bothered reading the news you'd know. :P


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good work !

could you add a part on how to add amigainput support ? I need it so that I could finally update Reminescence (flashback engine)...

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if i knew how.. or if someone writes a chapter. then definitely. :)


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Hello,

who are you, spotUP ????

We are talking about you on a french forum (about this 2.0 version released posted as a news) and members said to me that you are not a coder and port things for the amiga ????

Even HunoPPC use your work for porting things for aos4 !!!! It's unbeleivable for me (if It's the good word in english

you port:

- game from linux ???
- command line tools from linux ???

Excuse me if funny but have a SAM recently and not know all about aos4 world (just some months on aos4 world after more than 20 years with AOS3).


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Quote:
if i knew how.. or if someone writes a chapter. then definitely. :)


Toaks definetely knows how to because he added it in the previous version of reminiscence but unfortunately, he did not include the source code

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