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Gimme the right key
This post is not about lockpicking... it's about registry settings (and keys) and configuration files, but I can't manage to find a better title. You can configure a Windows CE OS Image using different kinds of configuration files. Registry files (.reg) allows you to configure the registry and, since most of the OS components read their configuration from it, it allows you to customize most of the components that you can add to your OS Design. The merge order of the reg files is somewhat counter-intuitive. ......
Posted On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 1:29 PM | Comments (0)
What's wrong with my build?
Windows CE build is quite a complex process. It involves different tools to parse makefiles, build and link code, merge resouces, make the OS image etc. and if something fails during the build is not always easy to understand what's wrong. The first place where you can check is the build ouput window. Most of the errors can be solved from there: compilation errors, link errors, files missing during makeimg etc. If the output window does not provide the information you need, you should check two files: ......
Posted On Monday, January 19, 2009 1:10 PM | Comments (1)
Did you install Windows CE shared source?
If you don't have a "PRIVATE" subfolder in your Windows CE installation subtree or if it's almost empty, go finding the installation CD and re-launch the installation. If you choose "custom setup" you have a chance to install Windows CE shared source. Do it as soon as possibile. When I talk about Windows CE at conferences here in Italy to people that don't know the OS, many of their mouths opens in disbelief when I say that the OS is realtime (hard-realtime), and show proofs of that. But jaw bones ......
Posted On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:12 PM | Comments (1)
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