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Subject: Re: Volunteering for porting Rockbox
From: Joseph Jones (joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net)
Date: 2004-08-28


Ronald Teune wrote:
> But would there be big differences between 'emulating' or 'simulating'
> the hardware as done now, and running natively?
> Rockbox needs buttons for input; the buttons are being mapped directly
> from the keyboard. Rockbox needs ata drivers, dunno how these are
> handled now, but I assume using OS standard apis, and I don't think it
> will be much different when running natively. And the lcd, you could
> perhaps control the graphics card on hardware level, but will that be
> convenient?
> Maybe I'm still too simple, and haven't really looked into the ui
> simulator code too. First get some sleep...
>
> Ronald

The exercise in porting to Windows or *nix is in making Rockbox more
portable. We can't really go about expecting to write an emulator for a
target CPU with only (for argument's sake) 12MHz going for it.

Joe
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