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Subject: Re: Recently used Menu entries

Re: Recently used Menu entries

From: David Pedersen <dav-ped_at_frisurf.no>
Date: 2005-12-02

Now, would it be possible to make a 'user menu', where the user could put -
say for instance - 20 menu entries of his own choice? Wo, that if a person
uses recording, Sleep Timer, and Car Adapter Mode frequently, he could put
those on his USER MENU. That way, you don't have to meddle with an endless
recursion, and the user would simply press I.E. F3, and downarrow twice to
get to the sleep timer.

The function is well known from a few cell phone models.

David

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bluechip" <csbluechip@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: Recently used Menu entries

>
>> > Ahhh, the great user-configurable menu debate returns.
>>
>>Well, not exactly "user-configurable", just some nice algorithm that
>>keeps track of the last-recently-used menu entries...
>
> I would suggest that what you are looking for is an user-config menu which
> configures itself automatically. That is, not "i would like <this> option
> in my special menu" but more of a "please work out what options I want and
> make the menu for me" ...Might that be "user-config with AI"?
>
>> > The big problem that was not solved last time was recursion on the
>> > menus
>>
>>Recursion? Could you elaborate (or give me a pointer to some reading?)
>
> If picking a menu option would put you in a place where you could pick
> that same option again, you can keep on picking that option ad-infinitum.
> At some point, the amount of memory required to follow you into the
> infinite spiral gets so much that the player falls over.
>
> The solution is to pass all menu reuqests via a "policeman" function, but
> I could never convey this idea clearly enough to spark interest with the
> devs.
>
>>Should I take this to dev-list?
>
> I'm sure one of the big-3 will redirect the thread if they feel it is
> appropriate.
>
>>bye
>>Christian
>
> BC
>
>
Received on Fri Dec 2 20:13:29 2005


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