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Subject: Re: user editable..., new sub-topic
From: George Styles (george_at_ripnet.co.uk)
Date: 2002-10-01


I thought this would be a good idea. Perhaps Java is the best bet, 'cause
then it could live on a web page and work for both Linux/Unix and Winblows

g

----- Original Message -----
From: "M. OReilly" <moreilly_at_moreilly.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 4:32 PM
Subject: RE: user editable..., new sub-topic

> I agree that being able to change bindings would be a good idea, for many
of
> the reasons presented so far. And as far as Andrew's idea here, I think a
> .bind file or something would be ok, similar to the .lang files and such.
>
> HOWEVER
>
> It seems that the more Rockbox is developed, the more our (wonderful,
> magnificient, benevolent, amazing) coders and developers are saddled with.
> Every time new features like this are suggested, they end up bearing the
> brunt of changing each little parameter.
>
> So here's my suggestion. I've been sitting on this one for a while because
I
> don't code and can't do it myself. I would suggest that a new application
> be developed that would take care of all the user-configurable settings in
> Rockbox at once, write a standard .ini file or something, and allow it to
be
> loaded by the firmware at runtime. This would allow users to handle the
> changes they wanted without having to contact the developers and ask for
> incremental changes to the covered portions of the interface - they could
do
> it themselves without needing to recompile, etc.
>
> This would be a great project for someone who codes, but doesn't do
embedded
> coding - I think this little program could be banged out in short order.
(I
> really wish I could do it myself.) A simple shell script would be enough,
> though I think a gui would be much better.
>
> So a user could select all the settings they wanted for a particular
> config - e.g., franšais w/ single-button volume control and recording w/
> auto-shutoff after 90 minutes w/ no resume in user1.conf vs. ?????? w/
> shuffle w/ embedded playlists w/ hyper bass and no treble in user1.conf.
>
> So what do you think?
>
> Matt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> Behalf Of Andrew Jamieson
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 6:36 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: user editable keys binding schemes wanted
>
>
> First of all, let me thow my hat into the 'this is a good idea' ring.
>
> Now the caveat:
>
> For me, it would not be a complete and permanent re-mapping of the buttons
> that I would want, but something temporary I could load in for specific
> reasons. Example: I do take my Player jogging, and would love to have a
> single button press for volume up and down during this time. For other
> times, the 'standard' mappings are great. So I., for one, would not
desire
> any complex duration/state dependant re-mapping commands; just a (number)
of
> simple remappings I could load for specific occasions. Of course, others
> may require more complex functionality, but I would imagine this feature
> would be for 'instant gratification' in application to various operations;
> recording; volume; in-car use; applications where more complex menu
hunting
> may be problematic.
>
> Just my thought on the matter.
>
> A
>
>



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