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Subject: Re: Update: Test - Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)
From: Salokyn (
Date: 2004-07-22

Jens Arnold a écrit :
> 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:
> V2:
> 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
> _______________________________________________

For recorder V1:
No plugins works (incompatible version), but all seems allright
Before: 1.630 MB
After : 1.804 MB


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