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Subject: Re: newbie alert

Re: newbie alert

From: Joseph Jones <bumpycarrot_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-28

Can I just ask, how close is the iriver to being usable? Whilst IANA
coder, it seems that most of the infrastructure is in place for the
codecs. Are we now just waiting on those to run at an acceptable
speed?

Joe

On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 23:09:37 +0100, Linus Nielsen Feltzing
<linus@haxx.se> wrote:
> Cam wrote:
> > The tarballs didn't work because of several errors - a Makefile was
> > missing from the ../uisimulator/common/ directory (this was kindly fixed
> > by a guy from #rockbox).
>
> Yes, we recently revamped the simulator builds, and we forgot to add the
> makefile to the common directory in the daily source tarball.
>
> > Later on I found the Tremor and libwavpack
> > directories were missing from the tarball (although they were referenced
> > in the remaining Makefiles).
>
> Same there. Things are moving fast, and sometimes we forget to update
> the tarball generation scripts. Very few of us developers use those
> tarballs.
>
> > Moving on to CVS, I followed the instructions on the web and found the
> > uisimulator directory was missing, I had to cd into rockbox and check it
> > out separately... Then it would all compile. Maybe there's a better way
> > to do this and the web should be updated.
>
> Yes, the uisimulator module is not part of the default rockbox package.
> Maybe it should be...
>
> > When running rockboxui it seemed to work - apart from it whinged about
> > missing .rockbox directory and 'incomplete installation'.
>
> Yes, you are supposed to run "make install" after building it.
>
> > The guy on #rockbox said the codecs were too slow, I looked at the
> > apps/codecs/libmad/fixed.h and found it supported several chips but not
> > our 5249 :( Is anyone looking to add the 5249 MAC instructions there?
>
> Yes, Tom Johansen is on the case. He has already added quite a few nice
> optimizations.
>
> Linus
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