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== Summary ==
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libSDL is a popular library for games and other applications. It provides APIs for events (buttons, etc), graphics, sound, and more. This will guide you through the process of building it for your device.
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== Prerequisites ==
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[[Leapster_Explorer_Framebuffer_Driver| Framebuffer driver]] is required if video is used.
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[[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform:_Build_Environment| Build Environment]]
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== Software Needed ==
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[http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/libiconv/libiconv-1.13.1.tar.gz libiconv-1.13.1.tar.gz]
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[http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.13.tar.gz SDL-1.2.13.tar.gz]
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== Hardware Needed ==
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[[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform:_Console_Access| Console Access]]
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== Build libiconv ==
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'''Create an install script for iconv:'''
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Create a folder in your packages directory called libiconv, then copy and paste the following into a text file and save it in the libiconv folder, call it install.sh then make sure the file is executable.
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#!/bin/bash
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BUILD_FROM_SOURCE=1
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PKG_NAME=libiconv
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SRC=libiconv-1.13.1.tar.gz
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set -e
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. $PROJECT_PATH/scripts/functions
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# make sure all of the environment variables are good
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check_vars
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# exit if the user is root
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check_user
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# parse args
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set_standard_opts $*
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pushd $PROJECT_PATH/packages/$PKG_NAME
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BUILD_DIR=`echo "$SRC" | cut -d '.' -f -3`
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if [ "$CLEAN" == "1" -o ! -e $BUILD_DIR ]; then
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rm -rf $BUILD_DIR
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tar -xzf $SRC
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fi
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pushd $BUILD_DIR
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CFLAGS="-I$PROJECT_PATH/packages/$PKG_NAME/libiconv-1.13.1/ -O3 -fPIC -mcpu=arm926ej-s" LDFLAGS=-L$PROJECT_PATH/packages/$PKG_NAME/libiconv-1.13.1/ ./configure --host=arm-linux --target=arm-linux --prefix=$ROOTFS_PATH/usr --enable-shared
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make clean
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make
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make install
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popd
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popd
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exit 0
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'''Build libiconv'''
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Download libiconv to your libiconv package directory.
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Now that you've got an install script you can run it with the following command:
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CLEAN=1 ./install.sh
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This will unpack, set the necessary vars, and then compile and install libiconv. You should only need to do CLEAN=1 for the first time you run it, that's the var that triggers a clean download and install.
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== Build SDL ==
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''' Build the SDL library '''
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To build SDL, first download and unpack it:
 
To build SDL, first download and unpack it:
  
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   cd SDL-1.2.13
 
   cd SDL-1.2.13
  
Now try the following, but replace the "/path/to" lines with paths on your system. You'll want to tell the build system where to install libSDL and where to look for kernel headers:
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Now try the following, but replace the "/path/to" lines with paths on your system. You'll want to tell the build system where to install libSDL and where to look for kernel headers:
  
  CFLAGS="-I/path/to/kernel/linux-2.6/include/" CC=arm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-gcc CXX=arm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-g++ ./configure --prefix=/path/to/rootfs//usr/ --build=`uname -m` --host=arm-linux --disable-video-opengl --disable-video-x11 --disable-esd --disable-video-directfb --enable-video-fbcon
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CFLAGS="-I/path/to/kernel/linux-2.6/include/"  
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CC=arm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-gcc
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CXX=arm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-g++  
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./configure --prefix=/path/to/rootfs//usr/ --build=`uname -m` --host=arm-linux --disable-video-opengl --disable-video-x11  
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--disable-esd --disable-video-directfb --enable-video-fbcon --enable-pulseaudio=no
  
 
If that succeeds, try building and installing:
 
If that succeeds, try building and installing:
 
 
   make
 
   make
 
   make install
 
   make install
  
You should see libSDL.so in usr/lib in your rootfs directory as well as its header files in "usr/include".  When building applications against libSDL, tell the compiler to look for headers and the linker to look for libraries there (ie: CFLAGS="-I/path/to/rootfs/usr/include" and LDFLAGS="-L/path/to/rootfs/usr/lib").
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You should see libSDL.so in usr/lib/ in your ROOTFS_PATH directory as well as its header files in usr/include/.  When building applications against libSDL, tell the compiler to look for headers and the linker to look for libraries there (ie: CFLAGS="-I/path/to/rootfs/usr/include" and LDFLAGS="-L/path/to/rootfs/usr/lib").
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''' Set up the device '''
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Copy the .so files and symlinks to your device.  Also edit "/etc/profile" on your device and add some environment variables for SDL:
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For Didj:
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  export SDL_NOMOUSE=1
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  export SDL_FBDEV="/dev/fb0"
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  export SDL_VIDEODRIVER="fbcon"
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  export SDL_AUDIODRIVER="dsp"
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  export SDL_PATH_DSP="/dev/dsp"
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  export SDL_DEBUG="1"
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  export SDL_FBACCEL="0"
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For Explorer, the touchscreen works sort of like a mouse (TODO: add tslib support?), so you could try:
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  export SDL_MOUSEDEV="/dev/input/event3"
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  export SDL_FBDEV="/dev/fb0"
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  export SDL_VIDEODRIVER="fbcon"
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  export SDL_AUDIODRIVER="dsp"
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  export SDL_PATH_DSP="/dev/dsp"
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  export SDL_DEBUG="1"
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  export SDL_FBACCEL="0"
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You'll need to source that on your device:
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  . /etc/profile
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or just reboot.  You should now be able to run SDL programs or demos as long as your device is set up with a standard Linux framebuffer and console in place of the LeapFrog-supplied graphics drivers.
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'''TODO'''
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* better audio support?
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* tslib to make touchscreen usable on Explorer?
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[[Category:Didj]]

Latest revision as of 21:04, 26 July 2011

Summary

libSDL is a popular library for games and other applications. It provides APIs for events (buttons, etc), graphics, sound, and more. This will guide you through the process of building it for your device.

Prerequisites

Framebuffer driver is required if video is used.

Build Environment

Software Needed

libiconv-1.13.1.tar.gz

SDL-1.2.13.tar.gz

Hardware Needed

Console Access


Build libiconv

Create an install script for iconv:

Create a folder in your packages directory called libiconv, then copy and paste the following into a text file and save it in the libiconv folder, call it install.sh then make sure the file is executable.

#!/bin/bash

BUILD_FROM_SOURCE=1

PKG_NAME=libiconv
SRC=libiconv-1.13.1.tar.gz
set -e

. $PROJECT_PATH/scripts/functions

# make sure all of the environment variables are good
check_vars

# exit if the user is root
check_user

# parse args
set_standard_opts $*

pushd $PROJECT_PATH/packages/$PKG_NAME

BUILD_DIR=`echo "$SRC" | cut -d '.' -f -3`

if [ "$CLEAN" == "1" -o ! -e $BUILD_DIR ]; then
	rm -rf $BUILD_DIR
	tar -xzf $SRC
fi

pushd $BUILD_DIR

CFLAGS="-I$PROJECT_PATH/packages/$PKG_NAME/libiconv-1.13.1/ -O3 -fPIC -mcpu=arm926ej-s" LDFLAGS=-L$PROJECT_PATH/packages/$PKG_NAME/libiconv-1.13.1/ ./configure --host=arm-linux --target=arm-linux --prefix=$ROOTFS_PATH/usr --enable-shared
make clean
make
make install

popd

popd

exit 0


Build libiconv

Download libiconv to your libiconv package directory.

Now that you've got an install script you can run it with the following command:

CLEAN=1 ./install.sh

This will unpack, set the necessary vars, and then compile and install libiconv. You should only need to do CLEAN=1 for the first time you run it, that's the var that triggers a clean download and install.

Build SDL

Build the SDL library

To build SDL, first download and unpack it:

 wget http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.13.tar.gz
 tar -xf SDL-1.2.13.tar.gz
 cd SDL-1.2.13

Now try the following, but replace the "/path/to" lines with paths on your system. You'll want to tell the build system where to install libSDL and where to look for kernel headers:

CFLAGS="-I/path/to/kernel/linux-2.6/include/" 
CC=arm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-gcc
CXX=arm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-g++ 
./configure --prefix=/path/to/rootfs//usr/ --build=`uname -m` --host=arm-linux --disable-video-opengl --disable-video-x11 
--disable-esd --disable-video-directfb --enable-video-fbcon --enable-pulseaudio=no

If that succeeds, try building and installing:

 make
 make install

You should see libSDL.so in usr/lib/ in your ROOTFS_PATH directory as well as its header files in usr/include/. When building applications against libSDL, tell the compiler to look for headers and the linker to look for libraries there (ie: CFLAGS="-I/path/to/rootfs/usr/include" and LDFLAGS="-L/path/to/rootfs/usr/lib").

Set up the device

Copy the .so files and symlinks to your device. Also edit "/etc/profile" on your device and add some environment variables for SDL:

For Didj:

 export SDL_NOMOUSE=1
 export SDL_FBDEV="/dev/fb0"
 export SDL_VIDEODRIVER="fbcon"
 export SDL_AUDIODRIVER="dsp"
 export SDL_PATH_DSP="/dev/dsp"
 export SDL_DEBUG="1"
 export SDL_FBACCEL="0"

For Explorer, the touchscreen works sort of like a mouse (TODO: add tslib support?), so you could try:

 export SDL_MOUSEDEV="/dev/input/event3"
 export SDL_FBDEV="/dev/fb0"
 export SDL_VIDEODRIVER="fbcon"
 export SDL_AUDIODRIVER="dsp"
 export SDL_PATH_DSP="/dev/dsp"
 export SDL_DEBUG="1"
 export SDL_FBACCEL="0"

You'll need to source that on your device:

 . /etc/profile

or just reboot. You should now be able to run SDL programs or demos as long as your device is set up with a standard Linux framebuffer and console in place of the LeapFrog-supplied graphics drivers.

TODO

* better audio support?
* tslib to make touchscreen usable on Explorer?