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RosBE 2.1 open testing.

by on Sep.15, 2012, under RosBE

Changelog:
– Amine Edition –

– Updated GCC to 4.7.1 mingw-w64 (Amine Khaldi)
– Updated ccache to 3.1.8 (Amine Khaldi)
– Updated cmake to 2.8.9 (Amine Khaldi)
– Added ninja 120715 (Amine Khaldi)
– Updated nasm to 2.10.5 (Daniel Reimer)
– Updated SVN to 1.7.6 (Daniel Reimer)
– Updated NSIS to 2.46.5 unicode (Daniel Reimer)
– Fix detection of all CPU cores in VMWare ESXi environment (Daniel Reimer)
– Stop SEGV from trying to fclose(NULL) in options.exe (Mike Nordell)

To use ninja instead of make, use “configure ninja” and ninja command for build instead of just configure and ninja.
Please test this excessively, too.

HERE

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RosBE 2.0 is out

by on Feb.12, 2012, under ReactOS, RosBE

ok… last but not least, RosBE for Windows Version 2.0 is out too.
This is one of the last steps to the upcoming cmake switch with dumping rbuild fully and forever.
The setup files can be found here:
https://www.reactos.org/wiki/Build_Environment
Setup is the same good known NSIS based one for now. Just remove the old BE and let it install it over.
CMAKE usage instructions are here: https://reactos.org/wiki/CMake

Big thanks for this release goes to Heis and Colin from the Unix BE team, Amine for not killing me taking so long for a release and dralnix and blight_ for doing the first steps to a advanced BE years ago. Miss you, guys ^^

As for Unix one, I fully dump the support for any earlier Version of RosBE Windows starting from NOW.

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RosBE 2.0 RC12

by on Jan.22, 2012, under RosBE

Hi,

some more work happened here

RC11:
– Fixed a Bug in rosbe.cmd.
– Updated svn to 1.7.2.

RC12:
– Added new flex 2.5.35 and bison 2.5.
– Fixed radr2line to work on RSYM executables again.

LINK

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USB!!!!

by on Jan.22, 2012, under ReactOS

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RosBE 2.0 RC7 and RC8

by on Oct.20, 2011, under RosBE

Hi,

two small updates again.

RC7:
– Added new CMAKE Version built by Amine Khaldi

RC8:
– raddr2line in cmd and PS1 now uses addr2line.exe to stay dwarf compatible.

LINK

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RosBE 2.0 RC6

by on Oct.03, 2011, under ReactOS

Hello again, here some other lil changes for ya: LINK

Changelog:
– Welcome back castrated PATH variable. This will help many ppl out there which have strange apps inside their path var.
Just make a System Variable Called _ROSBE_COMPAT_MODE=1 and you are done.
– Update changelog and readme.odt
– Disable Russian Translation for now because of problems with the result in compiled form.
– Always set the ccache sloppiness var as wished by Amine Khaldi

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RosBE 2.0 RC4

by on Sep.28, 2011, under RosBE

Hi, after wiping out most bugs, here it is: LINK

Changelog:
– Updated parts of GCC
* gmp 5.0.2
* mpfr 3.0.1
– Updated pexports 0.44.1 (Daniel Reimer)
– Updated make 3.8.2 (Amine Khaldi)
– Updated gdb 7.3-2 (Daniel Reimer)
– Updated 7-zip 9.2.0 (Daniel Reimer)
– Updated SVN to 1.6.17 (Daniel Reimer)
– Bug 5426 resolved (Adam Kachwalla)
– Cleanup the options tool (Christoph von Wittich)
– Add Support for the cmake bringup branch. (Daniel Reimer)
– Renamed make.exe back to mingw32-make.exe to make cmake happy (Daniel Reimer)
– Add a way to modify the ccache dir by setting the _ROSBE_CCACHE_DIR Variable accordingly. (Daniel Reimer)
– Fix ccache build by setting a higher cache size and make it User customizeable with the _ROSBE_CACHESIZE Variable representing the allowed GB. (Daniel Reimer)
– Make the config.rbuild too old error non fatal. Now it continues to build, but I still don’t recommend it. (Daniel Reimer)
– Remove the old config command for rbuild. (Daniel Reimer)
– Modify clean command to be cmake compatible. (Daniel Reimer)
– Add cmake to the Version show up. (Daniel Reimer)
– Make cmake build failsafe if no cmake 2.6+ is properly installed. It shows a Information what to do now. (Daniel Reimer)
– Make RosBE silent by changing the variable _ROSBE_NOSOUND to 1. (Daniel Reimer)
– Make the log dir not dependent of the main tree. Use the current dir instead.
This makes is possible to have different logs of different branches separate in their own folder.
– New nice MSI Installer will come (Thx for the work goes to zguo aka z98 aka zwabbit)
– Add CCACHE_SLOPPINESS=time_macros if CCACHE is set active. (Amine Khaldi)
– Add the parameter “clean host-tools” to just clean cmake host-tools folder. (Daniel Reimer)
– Add the ENVVar _ROSBE_CMAKE_DIFF representing the Difference in name to be generated between more than one build folder if needed. (Daniel Reimer)
Follow Colin’s idea for a better RosBE folder structure and rename the Tools Folder to bin. (Colin Finck)
– Remove nasm/yasm and getincludes and any trace of it. (Daniel Reimer)
– Modified and updated build script for rosbe 2.0 (Colin Finck)
– Provide patched cmake and make sources to better suit our needs. (Colin Finck)
– Commit a patch by Troy Runkel to fix the implementation of the jobserver under Windows builds of GNU Make.
– Commit the patch containing Jรฉrรดme Gardou’s CMake improvements.

P.S. Win2000 Support is no more.

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Recent fun ^^

by on Aug.22, 2011, under General, ReactOS

Hiho,

I want to share some recent fun stuff with ya.
Number one: UniOS.
The “dev” calls it a perfect os supporting any Windows, MacOS and Linux apps. Check this:
Facebook

Number two:
NUTE IS BACK!!!
Nute Craze #1
Nute Craze #2

Have fun reading and feel free to comment here

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RosBE 2.0. Put ya wishes here

by on May.30, 2011, under ReactOS

Hiho guys.
As the last ReactOS Project meeting showed the urgent need to get a new RosBE done with cmake support and a new GCC, here a possibility for ya to get you wished realized.

– Well, the cmake support is already there inside the new scripts inside SVN. It detects if there are cmake build files and if so, it will use cmake to build ROS. Otherwise it will fall back to RBUILD. This works like a charm and follows the structure being given in the configure scripts inside the cmake compatible trees. But you just need to type make MODULE or makex MODULE as always before.
– I already tried to make a new GCC 4.6 and it even built, but it produces quite some strange crap, so I will have to retry later ^^
– The path variable will be fully overwritten again, because it makes problems in certain cases, like cmake with a sh.exe inside %PATH%.

Now the main part of my post. Any wishes? Any features you want? Feel free to post em here or send em via mail HERE

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Internship rocks!

by on Jan.12, 2011, under General, ReactOS, RosBE

Hey guys. Yeah I am not writing much these days, but thats due to my internship and my fully planned weekend (PARTY). The company rocks. Everyone is nice. Work is nice. My internship leader is a great guy. What more do ya want? I learned that Server 2008 is a nice OS and it really is far superior to Linux. (Feel free to hate me now ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I learned that printers suck, especially HP Universal Printer Driver Controlled ones and Canon ones! Sooo, everything is great, except the school. We have Religion and Sports, WOW, really important for a IT guy! Sports is dancing and gymnastics ad the Relgion guy called my a militant atheist with affections to Nationalsocialism. Thx man, I hate you, too! ๐Ÿ˜›

I wont forget my work on RosBE of course. I already added support for CMAKE, which will become the main build system after our sucky rbuild. I made many fixes, too, so you can expect a nice and clean RosBE with GCC 4.5.X soon. rbuild support will still stay for a while, but feature freezed. It just sucks too much to investigate more time to it. But why am I telling ya? You KNOW it anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ah btw, visit us at CLT2011! LINK

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