Maurus Cuelenaere has been very busy lately with his work on porting Rockbox to the Onda VX747 player. This 3″ LCD 4GB/8GB flash player isn’t just touch screen and very ipod touch-looking, it is also equipped with the Ingenic Jz4732 chipset. This is particularly interesting because this baby boasts an XBurst processor, which has a MIPS core clocked at 240 to 400MHz.
In other words: this is the first MIPS-based target Rockbox is being made for. Maurus has custom code running on it, we have rockboxdev.sh adjusted to build a MIPS toolchain and there seem to be a handful of other Chinese PMP players using this chip family so this is a good chance to get a whole bunch of new targets at once. Just join the fun!
Get all the latests news on development for this target and chipset family in this forum thread.
Normally I would link to the company’s official page about a player but this image will take you to a gadget blog site, simply because I cannot find any official site or page for this device!
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There is an official site for the Onda VX747, only problem is it’s Chinese:
I am also attempting to port rockbox for my player. It is similar to vx747 (jz4740). I would like to get some inputs from you.
I am did the following things:
1. Downlaoded rockbox-3.0.1
2. setup the environment by using the rockboxdev.sh script
3. compiled rockbox as bootloader option. (B)
4. got the rockboot.vx747 file.
1. i could not compile “utils/jz4740_tools/ ” usbboot tool. i feel its because of the unavailabilty of the lib called “libusb-dev “. I am using a fedora core system to build. Do you have any idea how i can get this file.
Thank you for all help and advices.
First, I think the Fedora package you need might be named “libusb-devel”, then I really urge you to join in and seek help/discuss your work in the above mentioned Forum thread: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=17245.0, the #rockbox IRC channel or even the rockbox-dev mailing list!
Thank you for your instant input. I am struggling with the tool compilation. as you mentioned i have tried “libusb-devel-0.1.8-6.i386.rpm” file. but the following is my results.
Can you refer to any link to where i can get the rpms. is the utils/jz4740_tools refer to mipsel tools chain includes and lib or system include and lib ?
I jus wented to quickly come to porting activity though i am in environment preparatory stage. Please help me if you have any clues.
[root@localhost]# rpm -ivh libusb-devel-0.1.8-6.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libusb = 0.1.8-6 is needed by libusb-devel-0.1.8-6.i386
[root@localhost]# rpm -ivh libusb-0.1.8-6.i386.rpm
Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
package libusb-0.1.12-10.fc8 (which is newer than libusb-0.1.8-6) is already installed
Or am i using some wrong source ? If you don’t mind could you share you chat id so that i can ask am rectify everything and start our discussion on porting activity.
Thank you and best regards,
the mipsel toolchain is probably the one you build with tools/rockboxdev.sh (for little endian MIPS)
Regarding the RPM problems I really don’t know, those are all RPM- or even Fedora- specific problems. I’ve never had any such on my debian systems.
And again, asking in that forums thread will reach more hackers in a situation similar to yours. I personally don’t even have a mips-based target…
I found this link upon googling ‘libusb-devel fedora’: http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=libusb-devel
It seems to have libusb-devel-0.1.12-10.fc8 (which I think is the version you need).
And like daniel said, you should really go on IRC or join the forums, that way I/we can help you better (and perhaps coordinate porting efforts?)
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