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Subject: Re: Resume on STOP behaviour
From: Jason Williams (jason_at_redskycomputing.co.uk)
Date: 2003-11-14


One of the issues with the resume code the resume point is not written
until the has been a write function to the disk (saves battery that way) to
force a write and close down gracefully pause the playback the resume info
gets written and device can be shut down, Just pressing off causes a hard
shutdown and resume info may not get written.

Jason

At 13:13 14/11/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
>>In the 2.0 release, we changed the behaviour when stopping the music with
>>the STOP key. It used to clear the resume information, so that the music
>>would not resume when the device was turned on again. From 2.0, it
>>doesn't clear the resume info, but always resumes, even if the user had
>>stopped the music before shutting off.
>
>No, it doesn't. At least not for me. When I click and hold OFF on my
>JBR20/RockBox snapshot from mid-October, then switch it on again later,
>resume works rather reliably. When I click OFF to stop the play, then
>click and hold it to switch the unit off (as is recommended in the
>HELP_JBR.TXT file distributed with RockBox!), in one of about three
>cases, resume does in fact *not* work. Which for me is the single most
>annoying thing about this otherwise excellent piece of software, because
>it makes using longer playlists pretty darn impossible.
>
>>I have a weak memory, so I would like to take this up for discussion
>>again. Why did we change this? I think the previous behaviour made the
>>most sense.
>>Anyone?
>
>I'm all for agressive resuming. As far as I am concerned, the unreliable
>resume when stopping play and then powering off should be fixed to be
>more reliable ASAP, and so should the misleading information in the
>HELP_JBR.TXT file.
>
>I prefer to always cleanly power down electronic equipment before
>switching it off. This is true for computers, tape decks, JBRs, etc.
>When I switch them on again, modern desktops like KDE restore my
>previous work environment via session management, and tape decks don't
>magically rewind and eject the cassette. Likewise I expect RockBox to
>always remember the song it was playing when I last switched it off.
>Changing things back to the old behaviour makes it far too easy to
>inadvertantly lose the resume information, IMHO.
>
>Regards,
>Daniel
>



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