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Subject: Re: The future
From: Josh Nisly (joshn_at_invtools.com)
Date: 2003-12-21


Why not port RockBox to the iPod? The player is smaller (and IMO better
looking) than the Archos models, and is _very_ popular. Also, it seems
that the peer-to-peer firewire connection it uses has more potential for
interconnecting devices than the master/slave architecture of USB.
A lot of work has already been put into the Linux on iPod project, which
would make our initial work easier, it would seem.

The only disadvantage I can see to the iPod is that it uses a 1.8" HDD,
instead of the standard 2.5".

Thoughts?

ajf_at_midmaine.com wrote:

>Here's another one to consider. These folks have been making flash memory
>mp3 player/recorders for quite a while, and have just announced a hard
>drive model.
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>http://www.pogoproducts.com/
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>The description of their user interface sounds a bit like Rockbox.
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>>Now that all the "good" Jukeboxes are apparently gone, have you developers
>>given any thought to the future of Rockbox? Other potential platforms?
>>I'm
>>certainly interested, as I'd like to buy several more players but do NOT
>>want
>>to suffer the FMR blues again. How about the PJB (http://www.pjbox.com/)?
>> I
>>played with one of those a couple of years ago. Really nifty hardware,
>>sucky
>>software. Just begging for a RockBox port.
>>
>>John
>>---
>>John De Armond
>>johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
>>http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
>>Cleveland, Occupied TN
>>
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