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Subject: Update: Test - Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)
From: Jens Arnold (arnold-j_at_t-online.de)
Date: 2004-07-21


Hello all

I did optimize ROMbox some more in the meantime (a few more KB
of ram free), and there is now a build for the Recorder V2 as
well (untested by me, since I don't own one)

** Requirements:

         Archos Jukebox Recorder _V1_, flashed
OR (NEW) Archos Jukebox Recorder _V2_, flashed

(The Player/Studio isn't currently flashable, and for the
FM Rombox won't fit in the remaining ROM space. This will
most likely change if this test proves that running from rom
is really useful)

** Procedure: (Recorder V1 / V2 ONLY!)

- Download & install a daily build of 2004-07-20 or later (this
  is just to ensure that you have a version not too different
  from the ROMbox one)
- Download the ROMbox version for your box
  V1: http://arnold-j.bei.t-online.de/Rockbox/rombox-recorder.ucl
  V2: http://arnold-j.bei.t-online.de/Rockbox/rombox-v2.ucl
  and copy it to your box as well
- RoLo into the daily build.
- flash rombox-recorder.ucl (V1) or rombox-v2.ucl (V2)
  respectively
- If flashing went ok: switch off the box and start it again
- Look into Info->Rockbox Info. The buffer value should be
>1.790 MB (It reads 1.798 MB for me. I have the number of files
  per dir set to 300, and the maximum playlist size to 5000)

Play around with it as you would do with ordinary rockbox, and
report if anything doesn't work as expected. (Expected means
like ordinary rockbox). The only exception is the flash plugin,
see below.

Do _not_ delete ajbrec.ajz. You'll need to RoLo into it if you
want to flash another .ucl later. The flash plugin hangs if
Rockbox is running from flash for obvious reasons. If you use a
daily build of 2004-07-21 or later, the flash plugin should tell
you that you are running from flash, and no longer crash (thanks
Jörg).

If you want to do even more, you could do runtime tests,
comparing rombox runtimes with ordinary rockbox. I'm especially
interested in runtime tests with a Recorder v2.

Regards, Jens

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