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Subject: Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?

Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2006-04-22

Why would you want rocbox on the shuffle? the whole concept of the shuffle
is based on simplicity. On/off/shuffle. Pause/play. Volume up/volume
down. next track/previous track.

No screen. It serves it's own purpose...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Manuel Dejonghe" <manuel@dejonghe.de>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?

Hi,

I would assume that porting the software to it is very hard, as there
is no display that will show progress and debug-information and stuff.

While I agree that having voice on it would be cool, I don't think
especially that feature will bring it to more non-sighted people :-)

At the moment, the wiki does not even mention this device. No
developer has one, noone yet scanned the pcb, nothing.
As a lot of information has been taken from iPodLinux, I could imagine
either they have to "support" it first, or the hardware must be very
similar to already ported iPods.
iPodLinux sais, they are not (never) supporting this device for
"obvious" reasons. Furthermore, it seems to be build on a processor
that has no open source compiler yet. An absolute must for
development.

~lImbus

On 4/21/06, Mark <discardedswimwear@googlemail.com> wrote:
> OK, I know that porting Rockbox to a player that doesn't have a screen
> might
> seem like a rather strange thing to want to do, but given the advantages
> of
> RB over the installed software (gapless / fading / cross feed / etc.), is
> anyone doing or planning a port to the iPod Shuffle?
>
> Given the fact that there are only a few buttons on the Shuffle, I can see
> how it might be difficult to navigate any sort of menu, but hey, there are
> some clever folks out there...
Received on Sat Apr 22 01:08:18 2006


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