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Subject: Re: Rockbox 2.3 released
From: Kyle McGee (mcgee_kyle_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2004-10-31


Björn -

It seems that the Rockbox site is down.. When will it
be up so we can get the new software?

Kyle

--- Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se> wrote:

> Hi all.
>
> After another long wait, Rockbox version 2.3 is
> released.
> Download it here: http://www.rockbox.org/download/
>
> Here are the release notes, listing some of the
> changes since version 2.2:
>
> __________ __ ___.
> Open \______ \ ____ ____ | | _\_ |__
> _______ ___
> Source | _// _ \_/ ___\| |/ /| __ \ /
> _ \ \/ /
> Jukebox | | ( <_> ) \___| < | \_\ (
> <_> > < <
> Firmware |____|_ /\____/ \___ >__|_ \|___
> /\____/__/\_ \
> \/ \/ \/ \/
> \/
> http://www.rockbox.org
>
>
> Release notes, version 2.3, 2004-10-26
> ======================================
>
> General changes since 2.2
> -------------------------
> - Spoken menus, filenames and directories (*)
> - Support for Archos Ondio
> - File type associations and "open with..." plugin
> bindings
> - Added ability to delete directories, even
> recursively
> - New WPS tags for information about next song in
> playlist
> - ON+PLAY menu can now also be accessed with a long
> press on PLAY
> - New directory sort options: date and file type
> - Clean shutdown which spins down the disk before
> cutting power
> - Faster scrolling in file browser
> - Easy-to-use installation program for windows
> - New language: Bulgarian
> - New plugins: Sort, euroconverter, search,
> chessclock, vbrfix,
> stopwatch, metronome
>
> (* See
>
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/VoiceHowto)
>
> Recorder-specific changes since 2.2
> -----------------------------------
> - During recording disk doesn't spin up until
> needed, allowing undisturbed
> use of internal mic for short recordings
> - Optional button help bar at bottom of screen
> - More detailed MDB (dynamic bass) settings
> - Rombox, optionally saving ~170KB RAM by running
> code from flash (*)
> - Recording can pause
> - Recorded files now get ID3 v2.3 tags instead of
> v2.4, since some tools have
> problems reading v2.4 tags
> - Red LED behaviour changed during recording: On
> during recording and blinking
> when paused
> - New font format. 2.3 requires new fonts, 2.2 fonts
> are not compatible.
> - New plugins: Minesweeper, solitaire, mp3 split
> editor, snake2, pong, JPEG
> viewer, mandelbrot
>
> (* Not available for FM Recorder or Ondio FM. See
> wiki.)
>
> Documentation
> -------------
> Note that Rockbox has moved to a new domain:
> http://www.rockbox.org
>
> The Rockbox user manual (not yet completely
> up-to-date) is available here:
> http://www.rockbox.org/manual/manual.pdf
>
> A list of Frequently Asked Questions with answers is
> available here:
> http://www.rockbox.org/docs/faq.html
>
> We use a wiki to collect information and keep it
> updated:
> http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/
>
> Bug reports
> -----------
> If you experience inappropriate performance from any
> supported feature, please
> file a bug report on our web page. Do not report
> missing features as bugs,
> instead file them as feature requests.
>
> License
> -------
> All files in Rockbox are subject to the GNU General
> Public License. The full
> license text is available here:
> http://www.rockbox.org/docs/license.html
>
> Contact
> -------
> Please direct questions, comments and other feedback
> to the mailing list.
> See the web page for subscription instructions:
> http://www.rockbox.org/mail/
>
> Credits
> -------
> Rockbox is a collaborative project with many
> contributors:
>
> Björn Stenberg, Linus Nielsen Feltzing, Daniel
> Stenberg, Andy Choi, Andrew
> Jamieson, Paul Suade, Joachim Schiffer, Alan Korr,
> Gary Czvitkovicz, Stuart
> Martin, Felix Arends, Ulf Ralberg, David Härdeman,
> Thomas Saeys, Grant Wier,
> Julien Labruyére, Nicolas Sauzede, Robert Hak, Dave
> Chapman, Stefan Meyer,
> Eric Linenberg, Tom Cvitan, Magnus Öman, Jerome
> Kuptz, Julien Boissinot,
> Nuutti Kotivuori, Heikki Hannikainen, Hardeep Sidhu,
> Markus Braun, Justin
> Heiner, Magnus Holmgren, Bill Napier, George Styles,
> Mats Lidell, Lee Marlow,
> Nate Nystrom, Nick Robinson, Chad Lockwood, John
> Pybus, Uwe Freese, Randy
> Wood, Gregory Haerr, Philipp Pertermann, Gilles
> Roux, Mark Hillebrand, Damien
> Teney, Andreas Zwirtes, Kjell Ericson, Jim Hagani,
> Ludovic Lange, Mike Holden,
> Simon Elén, Matthew P. OReilly, Christian
> Schönberger, Henrik Backe, Craig
> Sather, José Maria Garcia-Valdecasas Bernal, Stevie
> Oh, Jörg Hohensohn, Dave
> Jones, Thomas Paul Diffenbach, Roland Kletzing, Itai
> Shaked, Keith Hubbard,
> Benjamin Metzler, Frederic Dang Ngoc, Pierre Delore,
> Huw Smith, Garrett
> Derner, Barry McIntosh, Leslie Donaldson, Lee
> Pilgrim, Zakk Roberts, Francois
> Boucher, Matthias Wientapper, Brent Coutts, Jens
> Arnold, Gerald Vanbaren,
> Christi Scarborough, Steve Cundari, Mat Holton, Jan
> Gajdos, Antoine Cellerier,
> Brian King, Jiri Jurecek
>
> --
> Björn
>

                
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