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Subject: Re: AW: Porting Rockbox to XCleff 800 / i.Beat 500
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-07-26


Mat Holton wrote:

> I'm not a low-level programmer at all, so please bear with me and my
> lack of knowledge. If one was to attempt to port Rockox to another
> platform would I be correct in saying that part of the solution would
> be to find (or code) a c-compiler for the CPU in question? Then
> alter any assembler code to match the desired CPU?

Yes. And in this case it's fairly easy, as gcc supports ColdFire.

Naturally, there are lots and lots of other things to change, as the
Xclef has a totally different hardware when it comes to LCD, buttons,
batteries, MP3 playback etc. We have to implement the entire MP3 codec
in software.

Linus

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