[Rpcemu] Console version

Jeffrey Lee me at phlamethrower.co.uk
Sun Jul 25 09:58:58 PDT 2010


On Sun, 25 Jul 2010, Peter Howkins wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 12:22:40AM +0100, Jeffrey Lee wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> Attached is a simple patch to allow the Linux version of RPCEmu to be run
>> in a non-interactive fashion from an ordinary console window. This
>> makes the emulator suitable for use in autobuilders and the like,
>> where you don't want RPCEmu windows popping up every five minutes.
> <snip>
>> Let me know if there's anything you want me to tidy up in the patch
>> before you're willing to accept it.
>
> At the moment we're not going to accept this patch for a couple of reasons
>
> 1) The audience for the patch is very very small, (running
>   headless autobuilders is not the average usecase for rpcemu)
> 2) The maintainence overheads of supporting and testing, effectively,
>   another platform port are quite high.
> 3) It's work that goes far outside of the scope of a hardware emulator, as
>   such takes a much lower priority.
>
> However, if any of those change we'd definitely reconsider the patch.
> In fact some of the work we plan for vidc refactoring will probably make
> this patch more trivial in future. But at the moment it's probably best
> to distribute and maintain this patch alongside your other autobuilder work.
>
> Peter

OK, understood!

Cheers,

- Jeffrey



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