SkoolKit 1.0

By | January 28, 2010

Have you ever browsed the Skool Disassemblies and thought: “Hmm, I wish I could build these disassemblies from the comfort of my own home instead of browsing them online or having to download a ready-made copy”? Almost certainly not, I would wager. But in complete disregard for that fact, I’ve gone ahead and prepared SkoolKit 1.0 for distribution anyway.

So what is SkoolKit? Well, you could think of it as one (or more) of the following:

  • The Skool Disassemblies in DIY or kit form
  • The ‘source code’ and ‘compiler’ for the Skool Disassemblies
  • ‘The Making of the Skool Disassemblies’

In other words, SkoolKit contains all the scripts and data files required to build the latest release of the Skool Disassemblies. It’s how I build the disassemblies (both the HTML and ASM versions), and now you can do it the same way. To obtain your copy of SkoolKit:

skoolkit-1.0.tar.bz2 (412KB)
skoolkit-1.0.zip (521KB)

Once you’ve downloaded and unpacked SkoolKit, see the documentation in skoolkit.html for instructions on how to get started.

If SkoolKit does not pique your interest, never fear. You still have the option of browsing the ready-made Skool Disassemblies on this site, or grabbing a copy of them from here for local/offline browsing.

What’s new in the disassemblies themselves? To be honest, not much has changed since the last release – mostly because I’ve been working on preparing SkoolKit for distribution, and the last release was not that long ago – but the details are (as ever) in the changelog. Perhaps the most noteworthy change is that the disassemblies should now look the same in Internet Explorer as they do in other browsers. (I had no idea that they looked all wrong in the excuse-for-a-browser known as IE until yesterday.)

Happy disassembly-building (or not, as the case may be)!