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Subject: Re: My first Mod.
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2001-12-17


On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Justin F. Knotzke wrote:

[De-lurking here and now!]

> Can you write the code in C or does it have to be in assembler?

We all want to write code for it in C. It is not currently possible, but you
can rest assure that as soon as it is possible there will be support routines
provided so that people who don't understand or don't want to play with
assembler still will be able to program their Archos using C (or even C++ or
*gulp* Java using gcc 3! (assuming that the java-compiler in gcc 3 works, I
really have no clue there))

> Is there some sort of FAQ or quick HOWTO in how to write a "Hello World\n"
> for it?

Again, when there is information enough available, there will be one or more
"HOWTO" documents provided.

Judging from what others have posted on this list, we're quite a few who are
lurking, ready to program the very minute there's info available on how to do
things. (I mean apart from having a LED flash, which in itself of course is
an achievement!)

> Does the Juke use some sort of embedded OS?

I figure you need to check the dis-assembled code to figure out if it does or
not. If the "embedded OS" is included in the mod file, then we must provide
our own.

> I have an embedded Linux board and I am in the process of porting LAME to
> it to act as a realtime MP3 encoder and I was wondering if there was a way
> to get the archos to do it if it actually had a processor in it.

Well of course it has a processor, it would be hard to program it otherwise!
;-) The CPU (or microcontroller) will hardly be powerful enough to run Linux.
It would probably also be a huge overkill to have Linux in the Archos.

Disclaimer: I don't even own an Archos. As soon as we see this project take
off for real, then I'm gonna get one and I'm gonna contribute! ;-)

-- 
      Daniel Stenberg - http://daniel.haxx.se - +46-705-44 31 77
   ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol



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