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Subject: Praise + What does Archos think of this?
From: Eric Woudenberg, Minidisc.org Editor (minidisc_at_zoot.minidisc.org)
Date: 2003-04-05


Dear Rockbox Team:

I couldn't find the "effusive-praise" mailing list, so I guess I'll
just have to post it here:

What an amazing job! My son downloaded v1.4 onto his AJBR last night
and eagerly called me over to see it "Dad, check this out, it's
incredible!". He was amazed -- everything was faster, better, and more
bulletproof than the stock Archos code. And he has stopped his
hankering for an iPOD. Good work gentlemen!

I maintain minidisc.org and yesterday added hard disk recorders to the
equipment tables because so many folks keep asking "How can I upload
my homemade MD recordings to a PC?" and I get tired of apologizing
that you can't do it with Minidisc because Sony doesn't see fit to
allow their customers unfettered access to their own audio.

Up until now I have been hesitant to recommend the AJBR because its
user interface for making recordings was so awful. But I am delighted
to see how far along this project is and that you have fixed (or are
fixing) so many of the original devices problems. I am quite eager to
try the automatic file naming in record mode -- this is probably the
device's biggest stumbling block for people using it to record. Of
course I have added a Rockbox link to the AJBR equipment entries in
minidisc.org. (See: http://www.minidisc.org/uploader_table.html)

Here is a question I could not find addressed in the FAQ: Has Archos
been in contact with you at all? How do they view your work? (Can they
possibly mind that someone has written software that makes their
devices even more useful?). Have they asked about using any of your
code or ideas?

Again, my heartfelt thanks for your hard work!

Sincerely,
Eric Woudenberg



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