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Subject: Re: I dont think the flashing tool should be a plugin.. disagree
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2003-07-26


Well I am surprised that this thread has gone on as long as it has, but as
there seems to be continued debate, here is my vote

[x] flash update should be a plugin
[ ] flash update should be in the main firmware

At 04:37 26/07/03 +0200, you wrote:
>Personally I would strongly prefer that all the flashing material stay
>away from the regular Rockbox modules. And it is not only because first I
>do not need it and second I cannot use it in my current JBR. 8-)
>
>I think that the flashing process is not part of the normal functionality
>of the Jukeboxes, I mean it is not supposed to be used outside upgrade
>times and weighing the normal module down with code which is not normally
>necessary is adding unnecessary complexity.
>
>Also for those who have flashable units but do not wish to do it
>(carefulness, warranty, etc...) it is creating a potential risk to put
>this function somewhere in the regular menus.
>
>The way it is today, flashing is really a voluntary decision needing
>downloading specific pieces and starting a specific plugin and I think it
>is very well this way.
>
>Jean.
>
>--
>Jean Boullier - Rouen - Normandie - France
>
>
>George Styles wrote:
>
>> .. i think it should be built into the main firmware. The reason being
>>that its a PITA when you get incompatable version error.
>>
>>When I re-build the daily release, I like to put the .ucl find on the JB and
>>update all the .rocks.
>>
>>At the moment, I need to keep the old rockboxflash.rock somewhere else, for
>>the job of flashing.
>>
>>It would be much nicer if I could just flash from the firmware, with having
>>to worry about the version of the flasher I have
>>
>>This would reduce the 'upgrade procedure' from about 4 steps to 2 or so
>>
>>what do people think? i love the plugin system, but I think this should be a
>>built-in
>>
>>george
>



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