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Subject: Rockbox.. Ipod... iBox? Rockpod?

Rockbox.. Ipod... iBox? Rockpod?

From: Leif Sawyer <lsawyer_at_gci.com>
Date: 2005-06-27

I had a dream..

with the realization that linux run on apple's iPod, it
seemed that it would be a slightly easier task than porting
it to completely new hardware.

And in my dream, it happened. And it was sweet.

So, if this were to happen, I guess there'd need to be some
sort of roadmap to plan out the fun stuff, like

        * creating the development environment
                (done, copy from the iLinux project)

        * figure out boot loader
                (done, copy from the iLinux project)

        * figure out exe format for new OS
                (done, copy from the iLinux project)

        * figure out the display
                (done, copy from the iLinux project)

        * figure out input from keys
                (done, copy from the iLinux project)

        * figure out the audio driver
                (done, copy from the iLinux project)

So really, there's a lot of GPL cut-n-pasting to do..

And a lot of trial and error testing, I'm sure.
(and yes, I'm aware that I've skipped a lot of steps above)

Unfortunately, I've got a 4th Gen iPod taking the place of
my dead 20JBR, so until they've got that fully supported, I
can't do any devel work.

But I thought I'd mention it, in case there were any other people
that might want to gang up on this.

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