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Subject: Re: question about plugin api extension
From: jobarjo (jobarjo78_at_yahoo.fr)
Date: 2004-02-29


we are some people wanting to use the rockbox as a cd changer emulation, or
to interface an external control and status hardware.

We could work together and contribute to make a cool api for status
retrieving.

Do you think the plugin is the best solution?
Personally, I would like the rockbox to be fully integrated. this means that
I would like the rockbox to be automatically powered on and off through the
head unit.
Can the plugin be automatically launched?

There is only a permanent power in the sony unilink.
It should be possible to make the rockbox power off by software.
but how is it possible to power it on? need a hardware mod? (I only have a
not flashable player not a recorder)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fernando Pedro Birra" <fpb_at_di.fct.unl.pt>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:37 PM
Subject: question about plugin api extension

> Hi,
>
> Sorry if this is a duplicate but I'm having trouble posting to this
> list...
>
> Just a quick question...
>
> Suppose I wanted to add the playlist functions to the plugin api. All I
> needed to do was to change the plugin.h and plugin.c accordingly right?
> Namely, including the pointers to the firmware functions inside the
> plugin struct...
>
> I was planning to adapt the Alpine MBus changer emu code to make a BMW
> IBUS cd changer emulator (but with real playback capabilities). I was
> thinking of simulating the 6CD disc changer from BMW with 6 playlists at
> a fixed location as a starting point. Perhaps I will be able to simulate
> more CDs by reading successive key strokes from the radio...
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Fernando Birra
>
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