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MAME status / future changes #65449 11/05/10 02:58 PM
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Current MAME builds and runs fine on Fedora 14 (GCC 4.5.1) with no changes, in case anyone was afraid of upgrading.

Future versions are likely to introduce a dependency on SDL_ttf (which in turn requires FreeType 2) for Linux/BSD builds. I know this isn't a problem on Ubuntu or Fedora - if it is on some of the smaller guys down the line, please let me know.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: R. Belmont] #65450 11/05/10 05:22 PM
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All the BSD have SDL_ttf ports/pkg so it shouldn't be a problem.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: ElBarto] #65451 11/05/10 05:46 PM
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thanks R Belmont. good to know. i am thinking of switching from opensuse to fedora (14). fedora seems more up my alley for newer tech/software. although one of the reasons i chose opensuse was because of the vast amount of software available/packaged for it. (iirc, i read on a wikipedia article that more software was/is packaged for opensuse than any other distro. i haven't been able to find this article again though. i'd like to look at it again).
i'm installing fedora 14 on another PC i have to give it a try.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: echoes] #65452 11/05/10 05:53 PM
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Fedora has a lot of software available once you add the RPMFusion repos. I haven't built anything from source that I don't work on in years.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: R. Belmont] #65472 11/06/10 08:16 PM
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Thanks for posting that update. I did two `preupgrade` operations to go from 13 to 14 (one bare metal, one KVM guest) and a bare-metal full install, because I was blowing away the Ultimate Windows Vista 64 partition on it. All went (surprisingly) smooth. shocked

And all emulators are working great -- love RPMFusion for that!

I am posting an updated blog article soon on what to do to make F14's Firefox browser "just work" with Flash, Java, MP3, and Midi, if anyone is interested.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: The Flying Ape] #65480 11/07/10 01:45 PM
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Here's a quick-start to getting a lot of "extras" loaded without the hassle after an installation. It enhances the Firefox browser experience. It is geared towards the developer and retro-gamer. Enjoy!

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: R. Belmont] #65492 11/07/10 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
Fedora has a lot of software available once you add the RPMFusion repos. I haven't built anything from source that I don't work on in years.

what i said was counting rpmfusion.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: echoes] #65608 11/12/10 04:59 PM
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The changes went in last night for u2 to support -uifont on Linux/BSD.

If anyone knows a desktop-independent way to enumerate known-to-the-system TrueTypes on Linux I'd love to hear it. For now, you have to give the full path to the .ttf file.

Also, we could use a Mac implementation in Cocoa.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: R. Belmont] #65611 11/12/10 05:40 PM
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fc-list :fontformat=TrueType file

This should work.

Re: MAME status / future changes [Re: ElBarto] #65613 11/12/10 06:07 PM
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Yeah, this works nicely here as well (openSUSE 11.3).


A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open. [Frank Zappa]

We're searching for QMC2 translators and support for existing translations. Interested? See here!
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