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Subject: Re: Recording as plugin? && Icons for file extensions
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-01-08


At 19:21 08/01/04, you wrote:
>Joseph Jones wrote:
> > Problem I see with that is that the plug-ins reside in the screen
> > memory. when in use. This is why you can't switch between a plug-in and
> > the rest of rockbox without the plug-in closing.
>
>Actually, plugins have a dedicated 32KB memory area so that's not a problem.
>
>The reason you can't switch from a plugin back to rockbox without closing
>the plugin is purely a design issue: That's not how they are designed to
>work. It could be done, if we ever find it worthwile. But it would require
>a lot of extra code in both Rockbox and the plugins.
>
>--
>Björn

32K of reserved memory ??? and you're after 480 bytes to store icons??

While rockbox is running ...keep the icons in this memory
...load_plugin() will reload them when the plugin returns
...if the plugin needs access to them, then we can make load_icons() public
...might need a bit of fiddling, but we've tackled far bigger problems in
the past :)



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