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Subject: Re: roadmap to player flashing
From: jmp (jdon_at_wanadoo.fr)
Date: 2003-07-16


On Wed, 16 Jul 2003 09:56:14 +0200 (MEST), idc-dragon_at_gmx.de wrote:

> One platform is missing yet, do player models need to be flashed? The
> players are reported to boot faster than the recorder models.
> At least some have the required chip, but I don't know about the percentage.
> Player participation in my survey was low, only 5 players, 3 of them
> flashable.
> I don't have access to a player, so right now I can't do something about it.
> There are 3 possibilities:
> 1) Somebody donates me his discarded player
> 2) Somebody lends me a player, accepting the residual risk of me breaking it
> 3) Another developer takes over the player part.
>
> The main task to be done is porting the plugins, giving them an MMI suitable
> for the small screen. The rest can go as I did for the FM:
> - first authoring an experimental flash content which has 2 Archos images,
> one patched for a different greetmessage so you can tell them apart
> - flashing that
> - testing if F1 switches between them on startup
> - replacing the second image with a Rockbox build
> - testing if Rockbox starts from flash
> - if not, fixing Rockbox inits (may require gdb)
> - authoring the final image
> And of cause, if anything goes wrong inbetween, doing the serial and UART
> boot mod. For the FM this wasn't necessary. I expext more trouble for the
> player, since the difference to the other models is larger. However, if we get
> past the point where the original Archos software runs from my bootloader, we're
> clear because the fallback is there.
>
> Jörg

Archos Jukebox 6000:
ROM: 5.06
USB: neg
ATA: 0x300
MASK: 0000
Flash: BF,D6
Does this help?
No flash of course. Starts playing after 10-11 seconds.
Jean.



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