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Subject: Re: Rockbox from flash questions from a user's point of view
From: Chris Holt (amiga2k_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-07-07


On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 16:35:48 -0500, Tim Elliott wrote:
> This is a feature we are all looking forward to. I'm trying to figure
> out how it will work from a user's point of view. We will have a
> safety (permanent) copy of Rockbox. I would think that copy wouldn't
> even need to play music, just make the unit smart enough to look for
> firmware on the hard drive and enable USB in case we need to load
> firmware, and show on the screen what's going on.

If we don't need to strip down the permanent copy, then why go through the
trouble? It would be extremely handy if one was away from the computer
for a period with a "broken" daily build of some sort, don't you think?
It wasn't implied that space was a problem.

> How will we load firmware, from a special archos.mod,ajbrec.ajz that
> checks ROM version and loads another file into ROM? I would assume it
> would have to be a version of Rockbox flagged as flashable. I wouldn't
> want to try and flash EVERY daily build.

Well, if you load EVERY daily build now, and it turns out to be a whole
lot harder to flash every daily build, then I would imagine that one would
stick with the existing bootloader. Are there many non-dev user types who
load EVERY daily build? I know I'm not one of them!

I would imagine you could also still ROLO a daily build after your 3
second boot process without incurring too much boredom. :)

> Thanks,
> Tim

Chris



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