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Subject: Re: rolo
From: Jos Laake (joslaake_at_earthlink.net)
Date: 2003-04-27


for_spam_at_gmx.de wrote:
> Hi Jos,
>
>>Is there any interest in writing a small "secondary" loader
>>that would "live" in the archos.mod/ajbrec.ajz file that
>>would then in turn load a second file, say 'rockbox.bin'
>>that could be *any* size?
>
> mhh - there is already a secondary loader called "ROLO" inside rockbox
> - but i don`t know if he loads files >200k.
> perhaps a "rolo only" ajbrec.ajz which offers bootloader/bootmenu
> functionality would be cool - but there is already planned, to make rockbox
> load program-parts from disk. So it shouldn`t need to be monolithic binary
> anymore and a "rolo only" bootloader wouldn`t be necessary then to exceed
> the 200kb limit.

Riiiight...but... my understanding was that the (2.3) version
that would be able to load program-parts from disk would be
designed to load UI-grabbing bits. I suppose it's possible
to also load other things like drivers to access other kinds
of file systems, or even weirder things like setting up a
sampler bank in the AJFMR and triggering sounds via MIDI-like
commands through the USB interface.

(Hey, just thinking outside the [Rock] box here... ;-) )

~Jos~



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