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Subject: Re: rockbox website

Re: rockbox website

From: Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 16:06:31 +0200

On 5/20/07, Paul Erkens <pjealt_at_xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Any answer as to why I'm probably seeing zeroes rather than useful link
> names will be very useful when notifying the rockbox webmaster about this
> problem. The problem is that if the page remains the way it is now, I cannot
> choose my build for my player among all the links.
> The text version of the builds page is below. Hope to hear from you.

You are seeing zeros because the links itself are zeros. Let me
explain the page a bit:

The page itself consists mostly out of three big tables. The first one
is the build table. It lists the last 20 or so changes to the
repository. As the source is rebuild automatically upon every commit
this table shows simply the number of errors or warnings that occured
through the build. If you click on such a link you'll see the build
log. As (usually) there are almost no errors in the build (well, in
theory there should always be zero, but ...) you'll mostly see only a
big table of zeros. This is of about no interest to the usual user.
After that tables comes a line like "59 builds in 283 seconds (4mins
43secs) makes 4.8 seconds/build (the most recent build took 4mins
22secs)"

Below that the download links follow. This is also a table, and the
links are labelled with the names of the device -- in the text version
you posted it's starting with "Link Archos Player/Studio", which is
the first download link. The last download link is the source archive,
"Link Source Archive" in your text.

After this second table there is a third table which contains
information about the size changes between builds. It starts with the
line "Here's how the file sizes of the binary main Rockbox images have
changed over the most recent commits.". The following numbers show the
size changes. Like the build table on the top of that page, this
information is mostly useful for developers, so you shouldn't need it.

To sum it up, the real problem is not the links being labelled
incorrectly but hidden between two huge tables. Maybe resorting that
page would help. But I'm not the webmaster of that page so it's not up
to me to change something about that page.

 - Dominik
Received on 2007-05-20


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