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Subject: Re: The Rockbox Desktop Tool - a proposal
From: mourad jaber (mjaber_at_centralpay.net)
Date: 2003-07-16


As it must be multi-platform, what's about starting a java project ?
The only thing is that I think rockbox will not be accessible directly
by usb because it's only recognized as an USB hd and rockbox entered in
passive mode when plugged on USB...

- tells you what version of rockbox you're running
Difficult, if flashed -> impossible I think...

- if theres an update available
Easy if you log the version history

- updates rockbox
just a file copy for none flashed rockbox but more difficult for flashed one ( need an auto flasher on reload or on unplug if you want to automize it...)

- what language(s) you're running
I don't know if possible

- handling of configs
just file reading...

- handling of WPS-files
It can be a idea to integrate the wps editor applet

- what plugins you have installed
need to read rocks

- right now I also see the need for a gui for descramble and uclpack, but that is maybe just a passing state
I don't understand that point, sorry

- im sure there are tons of other problems that this software could
solve
Yes, verifing mp3 before copying it on the archos hd, for exemple... or synchronizing archos hd with a local hd...

Mourad

Tom Sustins wrote:

>I like this idea. I'm not a programmer so I can't say how feasable it
>is. I'd like the idea of a sync tool too.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: svante t [mailto:svante_at_demonbox.com]
>Sent: 16 July 2003 10:27
>To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>Subject: The Rockbox Desktop Tool - a proposal
>
>
>Hi all,
>heres something I was dreaming up yesterday trying to sleep:
>
>The Rockbox Desktop Tool
>
>Which would be a software that you run on your computer, that would
>make the Rockbox administration on your Archos portable easier... I
>dont know how the thoughts go, but initially my guess is that
>installing Rockbox would be a onetime thing, then you just use it
>right?
>
>But I can see how its getting more and more complicated... and how
>people maybe tend to not see how easy and swift rockbox is...
>
>So I propose the making of a small desktop tool that connects with
>your rockbox and does these things:
>
>- tells you what version of rockbox you're running
>- if theres an update available
>- updates rockbox
>- what language(s) you're running
>- handling of configs
>- handling of WPS-files
>- what plugins you have installed
>- right now I also see the need for a gui for descramble and uclpack,
>but that is maybe just a passing state
>- im sure there are tons of other problems that this software could
>solve
>
>I can see how this tool potentially can explode into meaningsless
>functions, and me too is a follower of the minimialistic, but I think
>we all share some needs that can be automated. A solution would be to
>make it work with plugins, like the Jukebox sync tool for PC; cant
>remember its name right now.
>
>OK, now its thrown out. Is it a stupid idea? I know I myself would
>use it many times a day...
>But we need to sort out the needs, its easy to think everyone share
>our needs, but we're the geeks, updating daily...
>
>/Svante
>
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