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DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:46 am
by Belxjander
Has everyone made these generally by hand themselves?
Or is there a standard toolkit for making them?

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:12 pm
by thomasrapp

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:13 pm
by xenic
Belxjander wrote:Has everyone made these generally by hand themselves?
Or is there a standard toolkit for making them?

It would be nice to have them defined somewhere in the SDK.

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:45 pm
by chris
I tend to use the old Commodore tool "dtdesc" as it's so easy to use.
Maybe this can be added to the SDK?

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:35 am
by Belxjander
Chris: I've been looking for that actually... I remember putting it into "Sys:Prefs/" on my older 68K systems
as a DataTypes Preferences Tool...

I definitely need to find a new copy of that (perhaps it can be recompiled/ported with the newer SDK materials?)

It'd be a definite improvement towards DataTypes becoming more the basic standard in using preexisting data on disk at least.

wghich is something I am definitely playing with expanding at the moment

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:06 pm
by chris
Belxjander wrote:Chris: I've been looking for that actually...


It's on the old DevCDs, I don't know if there's another source.

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:49 pm
by trixie
Belxjander wrote:perhaps it can be recompiled/ported with the newer SDK materials?)

I'm afraid the source code to dtdesc might be lost now.

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:39 am
by Belxjander
@Chris...

Yes NDK_3.1/Examples/DataTypes/Bin on the OS Developer 2.1 CD...

@Trixie

Well if it can be updated/replaced it would certainly provide a good basis for DataTypes Descriptor editing

I've dug up a copy I had on a developer CD and work with that for now...

I've had very little result from anything else.

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:18 am
by thomasrapp
dtdesc is GUI only, it cannot be run from makefiles, therefore it is of no use for serious developers.

Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:49 pm
by Belxjander
@ThomasRapp

well... I haven't found a makefile based solution I am happy with so I am stuck with the gui-only tool for preparing descriptors.