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Professional Windows® Embedded Compact 7 by Thierry Joubert, David Jones, Samuel Phung

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Chapter 11

The Build System

WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Understanding Windows Embedded Compact 7 build system and process

Windows Embedded Compact OS design development tasks involve building and rebuilding the OS design project repeatedly, to generate an OS run-time image for testing and debugging, to resolve problems and ensure the run-time image includes the required components and delivers the expected function and performance.

Working on a preconfigured OS design project from the Platform Builder IDE, compiling and generating an OS run-time image from the project involves just a few simple clicks to launch the build and Sysgen command. The IDE shields much of the complexity and makes the process seem easy.

To be effective in the Windows Embedded Compact development environment, you need to understand how the build system works and the different phases within the build process. Understanding the Compact 7 build system can help improve your ability to quickly debug and identify OS design-related problems.

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