Note: the news posts might be rather technical. Not interested in that? Just pick the appropriate build directory from the right-side menu and look at the last modified date. If you’re on Windows and don’t know if you have a 64- or 32-bit system, go for Windows (32-bit) Installer builds end in ‘-msi.zip’.

SVN Info

openMSX builds for Android

In November we announced that we started offering development builds for Dingux provided by Manuel ‘Quibus’ Bilderbeek. As of today we add Android to the list as a new year's present!

These builds are also published to our site by Quibus. The Android port is mostly maintained by Alex ‘awulms’ Wulms. We'd like to thank both developers for their efforts.

You can find all the openMSX for Android development builds over at: http://openmsx.fixato.net/builds/android

Comments

openMSX builds for Dingux

We strive to offer development builds for as many systems as possible. FiXato started with just the Mac OS X builds, and with the help of Vampier the Windows version were added.

We are proud to announce that starting today we can offer development builds for Dingux, the Linux-based bootloader for the Dingoo, as provided by Manuel ‘Quibus’ Bilderbeek.

You find all the openMSX for Dingux development builds over at: http://openmsx.fixato.net/builds/dingux

Comments

openMSX 0.9.1 Enigma Take Two released

openMSX 0.9.1—Enigma Take Two—mostly fixes a bug in dir-as-disk that was introduced in openMSX 0.9.0, when adding support for the DMK format and low level disk emulation. We not only fixed that bug, we rewrote dir-as-disk almost completely, making it a lot more robust. Together with openMSX an updated version of Catapult, our user-friendly GUI, was released. Please read the release notes for details.

Download links:

You can download openMSX 0.9.1 from the following links:

openMSX 0.9.0 Release

The openMSX team has just released version 0.9.0 of their free opensource software MSX emulator. Head over to the openMSX Project Page at SourceForge to get the latest official release and details of this new release dubbed Enigma. It features support for DMK disk images, improved performance —especially on a Dingoo A320— and an updated version of Catapult, a launcher for openMSX.
More details can be found in the openMSX 0.9.0 Release Notes.

Download links:

You can download openMSX 0.9.0 from the following links:

openMSX Daily Development Builds

Here on openMSX.FiXato.net you can find the latest development builds of the MSX emulator openMSX for Windows and Mac OS X.
For Windows we offer 64-bit and 32-bit development releases that were built by Vampier.
For Mac OS X users FiXato builds and publishes Universal builds which should work on your Macintosh regardless of whether it's Intel 64-bit, 32-bit, or PowerPC.

Vampier and FiXato both use automated systems which should ensure that the latest development builds are available shortly after they are commited to the official SVN repository. While these daily (or in Vampier's case, hourly) builds are promoted by the openMSX developers, they aren't official releases. If you want the latest stable, officially released versions, you are advised to get them from the official openMSX Project Page over at SourceForge. If you want the latest and greatest features (as well as perhaps bugfixes and optimisations), grab the latest builds from here.
If you’d like to know straightaway when a new build is published, be sure to follow @openMSX_Builder on Twitter.

At time of writing, the latest uploaded revisions of openMSX are:

And we also have the following builds of openMSX Debugger:

Should you encounter bugs in openMSX, be sure to checkout their Bugtracker and report your bug if it hasn’t been reported already.

Contributing to the openMSX Builder project is also possible. Just checkout the source at git://github.com/FiXato/openMSX-builder.git or fork the project and commit your changes!

Windows builds

Thanks to Vampier we’ll also be offering builds for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows from now on! Currently they are still manually build, but he is also working on an automated way.

Till I’ve added links to the latest versions of every build, head over to the Windows Builds directory to grab them!
If you are in doubt whether you need 64-bit or 32-bit, just go for the 32-bit builds (or try a 64-bit build first, since it will just fail to run if you are not on a 64-bit system Winking).
Comments

Future plans

Since this is based on the default Dark Glass theme provided by RapidWeaver, I’m still working on making it look more unique.
I’d also like to thank Eric Boon for allowing me to use his awesome Penguin icons that are used for the openMSX logo, thanks man!

So, what do I have in mind for this site?
  1. Add openMSX-Builder fork instructions
    I’ll be adding a separate page that shows detailed instructions on how you can get started with setting up your own openMSX-Builder and commit your own patches and suggestions. I’m still planning on adding support for automatic builds after each commit, instead of depending only nightly builds. The code is also still untested, so anyone willing to help me out there, would be welcome to do so!
  2. Add links
    All the side projects such as the Twitter account and the source code of the builder and site deserve some links in the sidebar as well.
    Of course dynamic links to the latest builds and the index of all builds will be added too!
    Finally, let’s not forget links to the openMSX homepage, compile instructions and project page.
  3. Add Twitter widget
    Keep you updated even if you don’t use Twitter yourself.
  4. And probably more
    that I can’t think of right now. Winking
Comments

openMSX Builder is here!

Welcome to the first version of openMSX.FiXato.net.

Here you will be able to find the latest builds of openMSX and openMSX-debugger for Mac. These are built automatically every night, straight from their SVN repositories over at SourceForge.
For now you are only able to find Mac OS X builds here, but with help of Vampier we’ll be releasing Windows builds here as well eventually.
If you’d like to know straightaway when a new build is published, be sure to follow @openMSX_Builder on Twitter.
Contributing to the openMSX Builder project is also possible. Just checkout the source at git://github.com/FiXato/openMSX-builder.git or fork the project and commit your changes!

I hope this project will make it easier for Mac users to keep up to date with openMSX, so they can enjoy the new features such as Reverse Replay, before they are officially released!
Also, if you encounter bugs in openMSX, be sure to checkout their Bugtracker and report them if they haven’t been reported already.
Comments