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R. Belmont
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Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site
09/07/11 07:43 PM


> I don't think that MAMEdev are a bunch of stupids, but I think that MAMEdev are
> xenophobic and use outdated build tools.

We'd love to update the build tools, but there's a blocker bug in MinGW-W64 with C++ try/catch handling that renders MAME unusable. (Yes, we've filed an official bug with them).

I'm fuzzy how a project which regularly includes submissions from 4 continents is "xenophobic".

> If MAME isn't QA'ed for MSVC, why is the first developer doc on mamedev.org "Building
> MAME using Microsoft Visual Studio compilers"?

Because that's a non-obvious process, so it needs documentation.

> I am almost done with my own version of the MAME build system that links WAY faster
> (read: static libraries)

MAME has built static libraries since the beginning of time and it frankly hasn't done much for link times.

>, breaks ridiculous dependency cycles (src/emu depended on
> drivlist.c which depended on drivers which depended on src/emu)

That's not a build system thing, that's a "someone go through and clean up the #include graph" thing

> , and separates
> building tools like mk68kmake from building the emulator itself.

Those *are* separate - we've supported cross-compiles in the build system for 2 or 3 years now.

I do hope your miracle new setup uses Cmake though. I'm a fan, we use it at work.

> With these changes
> and some wrapper code, I can compile and run the latest MAME on Android and Google
> Native Client.

Google, Inc. has done an official port of MAME to NaCl, and those changes have been quietly folded back into mainline over the last several releases so I would certainly hope you can do that.







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* Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site zambr 09/03/11 02:01 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site R. Belmont  09/03/11 08:36 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site Digitalghost  09/07/11 08:41 AM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site Outrun2006  09/08/11 10:09 AM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site R. Belmont  09/07/11 07:43 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site Digitalghost  09/07/11 07:55 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site R. Belmont  09/07/11 08:05 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site Digitalghost  09/07/11 08:16 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site R. Belmont  09/07/11 08:22 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site Terra Cresta  09/08/11 12:30 AM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site 9ofzeven  09/03/11 03:40 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site CTOJAH  09/03/11 02:33 PM
. * Re: Faster MAMEhub released and our new web site zambr  09/03/11 02:39 PM

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