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Subject: Re: For Comment and Trial: "Alternating WPS Lines" Proposed WPS extension
From: for_spam_at_gmx.de
Date: 2003-04-18


Hello Craig,
your Idea is really great and i like it !
demo you provided seems to work so far on jbrec - but i didn`t take a very
close look (will do later)

> 4) The ability to control the time that each item is
> displayed and the fact that long lines can be split
> into smaller sub-lines that can be displayed with or
> without scrolling makes for a display where each

this brings me to another idea.
I like all that "eyecandy" and customization stuff - so I made a custom
rockbox-logo a while ago.
disadvantage is, that it`s just being displayed when switching on rockbox.
http://rockbox.my-vserver.de/micromusic_archos_jb20rec.jpg
too few kudos for so much work :D

so - it came to my mind, why not combine wps with some graphics elements ?
Think of a custom graphics "skin" which contains some file info (being
printed on top of the
graphics). Think of the millions of winamp skins....this is a reason why
winamp is a success !

the "alternating" display would be useful here - think of switching between
a logo-display
which contains none or just marginal song information and a more detailed
wps-screen.
Maybe wps could contain custom bitmap elements?

I also was thinking of something like a "screensaver" in rockbox - best way
for implementation
could be whithin the WPS stuff (especially if there is an "alternating"
feature inside)

what do others think ?
regards
roland

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