2010-11-01

Woopsi 0.99.6 Released

Woopsi 0.99.6 is now available from the Woopsi website:

Other than a few minor enhancements to the Debug class, this release just contains bug fixes.

There are a couple of points to note about this release. First of all, it is built with the latest versions of devKitARM and libnds (r32 and 1.4.8 respectively). Due to changes in the FIFO system, the current version of desmume is not compatible with this release. You’ll either have to wait for the next version of desmume or compile it yourself from the SVN repository before you upgrade your release of devKitARM.

If you’re running Windows and don’t want to compile your own version of desmume, here’s one I made earlier:

It’s a few weeks old now, but it works.

libnds 1.4.8 includes a bug in line 661 of nds/arm9/videoGL.h. See the following link for the fix:

Note that you can still use Woopsi with older versions of devKitARM; you’ll just need to compile the library yourself. This is very simple; just open a command line to the Woopsi/Woopsi/libwoopsi folder, type “make clean” and then type “make”.

Secondly, one of the new features in the Debug class is a vsnprintf() method. This method triggers a GCC warning about va_list mangling changes in GCC 4.4. This is neither a problem in Woopsi or in devKitARM; it’s actually the result of a bizarre decision by the GCC team to include news items as compiler warnings:

Wintermute intended to fix this for devKitARM r27, but this obviously never happened:

The full changelog is available in the source archive.

Comments

leonelhs on 2010-11-04 at 19:31 said:

Where is the freetype library distribution?

Ant on 2010-11-04 at 19:47 said:

I removed libfreetype and its associated libraries in Woopsi 0.99.5. Lakedaemon is maintaining them as part of his own Woopsi distribution:

http://bitbucket.org/Lakedaemon/woopsi-xl/overview