FiXato created his openMSX Builder project on the 10th of March 2010. Since creating an environment for building development builds and compiling them can be too time-consuming and can be a bit daunting to the everyday user, he created his tool to periodically create development builds on macOS (which at the time was still called OS X), and upload them to (t)his website for regular users to download and run.
At first it was just macOS builds, but a few days after launch, Vampier joined forces by providing Windows builds.
In November 2012 development builds for (Open)Dingux, for the Dingoo A320 handheld, and in January 2013 dev builds for Android, were added as provided by Manuel ‘Quibus’ Bilderbeek.
As of September 2016, Niek "niekniek" Vlessert took over from FiXato as provider of macOS builds. OpenDingux builds were also recontinued by Quibus, however no longer for the Dingoo A320, but for the GCW-Zero handheld instead.
For quite some time there haven't been any openMSX for OpenDingux builds anymore, because the Dingoo A320 is no longer supported by the emulator. However, as of today, Manuel ‘Quibus’ Bilderbeek will be providing us with new OpenDingux builds for the GCW-Zero handheld instead. These will be available in the same directory as where the old Dingoo A320 builds were kept, namely the OpenDingux builds directory. GCW-Zero builds are easily recognised by their own description, openMSX Standalone OpenDingux binary for GCW-Zero, and their file extension
21st of September, 2016 by Filip H.F. "FiXato" Slagter
Redesign and new maintainer of macOS builds
Since FiXato no longer uses his MacBook Pro on a daily basis, the regular macOS builds have been rather lacking, to say the least. We're pleased to announce though that with the release of this new (simpler) frontend website, Niek "niekniek" Vlessert will take over from FiXato as provider of macOS builds. FiXato will still provide the hosting and maintenance of this site to provide the builds though, as well as the Twitter integration that announces new builds via @openMSX_Builder.
New as well will be the openMSX Builds Archive which runs on TransIP's Stack Storage. With the current archive of builds nearing close to 20 GiB of storage space (and that is after several prunings in the past to free up disk space), FiXato wanted to offload this to a different location, especially since the older builds were only incidentally used. Unfortunately the interface provided by Stack is only available in Dutch at the moment, but we believe the interface is fairly straightforward enough still to get what you need. The recent builds will continue to first be available via the website though, older builds however will most likely be only available from the builds archive.
Should you need help with the builds archive, you can of course contact the openMSX team via one of the usual contact methods.
2nd of September, 2016 by Filip H.F. "FiXato" Slagter