openMSX on Windows users: please help betatesting!

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By mth

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18-07-2006, 01:04

There was a header file missing from the source archive. Here is a more recent version with all files in it:
www.treewalker.org/temp/openmsx-0.6.0-1.2143.tar.gz (source)

By [D-Tail]

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18-07-2006, 01:53

Now, a question from the curious: what happened to 1.2142? Tongue

By Manuel

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19-07-2006, 04:06

The simple answer: it resides in CVS Smile Like all other versions.

By Manuel

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28-07-2006, 20:44

I've replaced the beta from the initial post of this thread with the final (I hope) beta for this release. Please test and report here! We really need you people Smile

By mfeingol

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31-07-2006, 01:29

I played around with the new beta and saw the openMSX process hang twice.

The second time, I attached a debugger and captured this dump:

http://almonaster.sourceforge.net/mfeingol/downloads/openmsx-hang.dmp

By Manuel

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31-07-2006, 08:57

Now you tell us!

Anyway, we still have the problem that we can't do a thing with such a dump file if we don't have the proper tools... (which we don't).

By mfeingol

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01-08-2006, 06:40

Share your symbols (.pdb files) and I'll give you stack traces.

But seriously, if you want any better feedback than "it hung playing Daiva V", you'll need to learn to consume those dumps.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/installx86.mspx has all you need (except the Windows installation, that is).

By Manuel

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01-08-2006, 09:36

Sorry, but the developers (that actually write C++ code) don't run Windows (hence the request for a Windows developer) and we don't have pdb files either, because we build with MinGW for Windows.
We can build a version with debug-symbols in it and you could run it with gdb (yes, there's a Windows version) and make a stack trace then. Would you please consider doing that? Please contact us on IRC or so to make this easy.

By mfeingol

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02-08-2006, 07:43

I'm not sure how easy it will be to repro the hang, but if you provide me with an debug openMSX binary I will try to do what you ask.

Judging from google, BTW, there's no way to get mingw to output .pdb files. Has anyone on your team considered porting openMSX to build with Microsoft's compilers? That might be a way to get more Windows people involved in the project, and there are free beer versions now. I would love to help you with this, but I just don't have the time to take on new projects. I am a professional developer, but I know next to nothing about developing emulators in general, so I wouldn't be much help anyway.

By Manuel

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02-08-2006, 09:02

As I said, we don't have Windows developers in our team (people who write code and could set up and maintain the build system, etc.), so, we would really need someone like you to join the team to do this. Any kind of help is welcome regarding this, you don't have to know anything about emulators. It's just that some small things are Windows specific and such a Windows developer could assist us in fixing things (and doing the maintenance on the Windows-specific build system, if you really want that).

Anyway, if you don't want to come to IRC to get the binary, please ask BiFi to send you one, or send me an e-mail (manuel at msxnet dot org) and I will ask BiFi if he can build a debug binary for WIndows, which you can run with gdb. The easiest option: check IRC Smile

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