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Blender Irix Development

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:14 pm
by Jarndyce911
So I decided to start a new thread on the development effort of Blender for
Irix. I am starting it today because I have just compiled the CVS version of
Blender that is fully static and includes FFMPEG and OpenEXR.

I am hoping to have a few people try it and then I would like to submit it
to Blender.org, so that the official download site will contain this version.

The binary is located at:

http://www.jarndyce.org/blender-2.42a-i ... ps.tar.bz2

Please let me know if there are any problems!

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:15 pm
by foetz
nice!
i know compiling blender is no fun :D

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:54 am
by skywriter
thanks for keeping at it!

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:07 pm
by lhaza
thanks alot for hacking blender/IRIX !

I have played with sequencer to load mpeg4's via Movie/Audio [HD]:

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draco 18% ./blender
guessing './blender' == '/usr/people/m/Desktop/blender-2.42a-irix-6.5-mips/./blender'
Compiled with Python version 2.4.
Checking for installed Python... got it!
Input #0, avi, from '/disc2/Andrei Rublev (1).avi':
  Duration: 01:21:17.3, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1204 kb/s
  Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x328, 25.00 fps(r)
  Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s


looks good. The file shows as a video and a soundstream in the sequencer.
But I can't render this, nor will show up in the preview.

However I am not quite shure if ffmpeg should give us this ...

greetings

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:01 am
by nekonoko
Thanks again for keeping IRIX Blender alive - this is great stuff!

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:06 pm
by Jarndyce911
Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to test this version. I have the email
drafter to the developers list and I wanted to get some feedback before I sent
it out.

Thanks in advance for the help testing!

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:01 am
by ka0s
Glad to be of assistance but I already have version 242a on my system.
I grabbed that one from the official blender download site.
Or is there something different with this version?

And thanks for keeping blender alive on Irix !!!!!

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:29 am
by ka0s
And here's another ( probably stupid and obvious ) question,
how do I compile the plugins that come with the blender download?

I've already tried :

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blender-2.42a-irix-6.5-mips/plugins %  ./bmake
./bmake[92]: test: argument expected
fgrep: can't open .c
fgrep: can't open .c
cc -KPIC -O2 -mips3 -c .c -Iinclude/
cc ERROR:  file does not exist:  .c
Compile error


I have no clue what it wants for an argument since there are no .c files in this directory.
There are .c files if I step into the include or sequence or texture directory's, but then why put
a bmake and a Makefile in the top directory????

I must be doing something wrong or skipping a few corners obviously, but then I just took a
stab at it since there's no readme or howto to be found anywhere ... :?

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:46 am
by lhaza
try a gmake in the plugins-directory, works here with the version from charles:

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draco 6% gmake
gmake -C texture
gmake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/people/m/Desktop/blender-2.42a-irix-6.5-mips/plugins/texture'
cc -KPIC -O2 -mips3 -c clouds2.c -I../include
ld -shared -U clouds2.o -o clouds2.so
cc -KPIC -O2 -mips3 -c tiles.c -I../include
ld -shared -U tiles.o -o tiles.so
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/people/m/Desktop/blender-2.42a-irix-6.5-mips/plugins/texture'


....

the Makefiles call bmake. Bmake looks for the system via uname and builds shared libraries (the plugins).

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:49 pm
by Jarndyce911
ka0s wrote:Glad to be of assistance but I already have version 242a on my system.
I grabbed that one from the official blender download site.
Or is there something different with this version?

And thanks for keeping blender alive on Irix !!!!!


There is something different with this version. It has FFMPEG and OpenEXR
statically linked in. Also since it is using the latest version of FFMPEG, it is working
great!

I tested it on another computer of mine without the same environment and it
seems to be working fine, just wanted to be sure when I tell them it is ready.

Thanks for the help! I will let you know if/when the official site has this version!

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:25 am
by ka0s
lhaza wrote:try a gmake in the plugins-directory, works here with the version from charles:

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draco 6% gmake
gmake -C texture
gmake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/people/m/Desktop/blender-2.42a-irix-6.5-mips/plugins/texture'
cc -KPIC -O2 -mips3 -c clouds2.c -I../include
ld -shared -U clouds2.o -o clouds2.so
cc -KPIC -O2 -mips3 -c tiles.c -I../include
ld -shared -U tiles.o -o tiles.so
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/people/m/Desktop/blender-2.42a-irix-6.5-mips/plugins/texture'


....

the Makefiles call bmake. Bmake looks for the system via uname and builds shared libraries (the plugins).


That worked allright :D

Thanks !

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:27 am
by ka0s
Jarndyce911 wrote:
ka0s wrote:Glad to be of assistance but I already have version 242a on my system.
I grabbed that one from the official blender download site.
Or is there something different with this version?

And thanks for keeping blender alive on Irix !!!!!


There is something different with this version. It has FFMPEG and OpenEXR
statically linked in. Also since it is using the latest version of FFMPEG, it is working
great!

I tested it on another computer of mine without the same environment and it
seems to be working fine, just wanted to be sure when I tell them it is ready.

Thanks for the help! I will let you know if/when the official site has this version!


O.K. I get it now !
I will give this version a try!
Thanks Charles!

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:03 am
by Jarndyce911
Alright, Blender 2.43RC1 is now available for the Irix platform! The
link is below:

http://download.blender.org/release/Ble ... ps.tar.bz2

I probably will not put together the Nekoware version until after the final
version is released as I have been awfully busy lately. In fact I compiled
the above version from Japan since I am here on business.

Please let me know if you have any problem. And thanks to all in advance
for testing and continuing to support the Irix version of Blender!

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:35 am
by squeen
Awesome. Thanks!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:11 am
by lhaza
Please let me know if you have any problem.

I gave it a try...
When I open a file via <F1> console says:

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tanger 12% ./blender
guessing './blender' == '/disc2/nekoware/blender-2.43RC1-irix-6.5-mips/./blender'
Compiled with Python version 2.4.
Checking for installed Python... got it!
/usr/people/m/.blender/icons: No such file or directory
iconv_open Erroriconv_open Erroriconv_open Erroriconv_open Error


I don't have any ions dir under ~/.blender/, nor is one with the distro.
In the filebrowser, the files have no name, just sizes.
Image

When I want to quit via q, it doesn't work.

greetings