Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Testers wanted: up to 50% greater battery life
> The magic is pretty simple: the wps thread does more mork than we want.
This does have such a dramatic effect? Whoa! Did you measure the current?
> The first cut battery extension just suspends scolling (without destroying
> The second cut will restore scrolling and screen updates, but defer
You may exploit partial screen update instead of the full thing, if not
> A good compromise might be to save only that information that really can
Please bear in mind that not all models have RTC. (The players)
> Another compromise would be to defer
For RTC setting, this is the way to go, I think (save on power down). Do we
> Each possibility has tradeoffs in terms of work done versus loss of
Please not the track position, this would render resume useless.
> A related problem is that the wps thread is responsible for polling the
Yeah, send a message from the mpeg thread to the wps or so.
> A more drastic change would be to make the GUI input and wps display
I'd welcome that, especially for 8 MB the responsiveness is pretty bad on
> Thought and comments on the above are of course invited.
I just tried. ;-)
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