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Subject: Autoloadconfig thingy - wanted: feedback :-)

Autoloadconfig thingy - wanted: feedback :-)

From: Ronald Teune <rtwolf_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2005-03-31

Hello all,

Here's something I would like to have some comments on. It's about an
option to load config files at startup (e.g. a file for earphones (f1.cfg,
vol=62, bass+treble somewhere around 5) and a file for home stereo
(vol=81, equalizer flat) is what I use now. Beneath are my ideas about
this, please feel free to comment, criticize, burn me to the ground, etc.
I was thinking about start working on the autoloadconfig thingy again.
Last time I tried
adding a config option to show it or not show it, on the same screen as
the resume screen.
This introduced quite bulky code (e.g. when the resume screen is not
shown, sometimes the
autoloadconfig screen should be shown, etc.)
The idea that I have is as follows:
* link it to the resume screen, always. If people want an autoloadconfig
screen, they won't
care if the press-play-to-resume is on there, too. It won't hurt normal
rockbox operation,
imho.
* make it 'autodetect' f1.cfg, f2.cfg, f3.cfg, up.cfg, down.cfg files. And
perhaps left.cfg
and right.cfg too. A config option might not even be neccesary in this
case, i.e. if rockbox
would ship with f2.cfg and f3.cfg out-of-the-box, so people would see the
option exist, and
can delete the files if they don't want it.
* if a .cfg file does not exist, then do the 'normal' resume screen action
(=don't resume).
This way a user can choose keys appropriate to him and his model, a
recorder user can choose
left/right too if he likes. The text at the bottom of the resume screen
can be something like
"Press key to load .cfg" (which is only shown when there are appropriate
.cfg files)

Maybe a config option will be neccesary to avoid confusion, or to make
sure people know about this feature without reading the docs and without
having to ship rockbox with a .cfg file. But is all this hassle and extra
code and extra config space worth it?

Thanks,
Ronald
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