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Subject: Re: zagor: apps misc.c,1.19,1.20
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-10-24


Björn Stenberg wrote:
> Fixing both problems is not trivial. I had to make a decision and
> came to the conclusion that right now eliminating this theoretical
> risk for hardware damage is more important than minimising the risk
> for user confusion.

Which risk?

I explained to you that the risk isn't there.

Again:

V2/FM/Ondio users hold the OFF button, which activates the clean
shutdown. Even if the user continues to hold the OFF key there are still
several seconds to save the data before the hardware shuts off. No risk
of hard drive damage there.

V1 users have two options:

   1) Hold the OFF key - this turns off without activating the clean
      shutdown process. Just like before.

   2) Press OFF twice (three, actually, as you stop the music with the
      OFF key first) - this activates the clean shutdown, and I can't see
      how this is done by mistake.

Player users have only the "Shutdown" menu option.

Now where is the danger?

> It serves a very important purpose: Not shipping firmware that is
> potentially bad for the hardware.

Read the above.

Linus
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