Thursday, July 22, 2010

Windows Embedded Developer Update

On June 28, 2010 Windows Embedded Developer Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 users was made available for download. Windows Embedded Developer Update gives developers an easy method to discover, download and install updates, providing them with full control of their development environment and the confidence to know they've got the latest update.

- Nicolas

Friday, July 16, 2010

Make Image and the "Out of buffer space" error

An error that you could face on is the "Out of buffer space" error occuring during the Windows CE makeimage step.

CeNlsCmp: JamoSort Compose: 1120
CeNlsCmp: Default Lang Except uppercase: 52
CeNlsCmp: Default Lang Except lowercase: 32
CeNlsCmp: 0 Lang Except tables: 0
Total data: 96714
CeNlsCmp: Done. Success parsing locale file
makeimg: FATAL ERROR: Out of buffer space.
makeimg: FATAL ERROR: Out of buffer space.

BLDDEMO: EVM_3530 build complete.
It just happens to me this morning, while buiding a RunTime image for a project, and even looking into the log and error files, no specific details should explain the reason why.
By looking more in details I found that the path to my reldir folder was longer than the previous projects I work on. So I moved my OSDesign to a different folder with a shorter path length. And it fix this issue.

So the make image process is waiting for a path that could not exceed a path length. In this case reduce this path length by renaming with shorter names the folder containing your OSDesign (if this one isn't located inside _WINCEROOT\OSDesigns folder)

- Nicolas