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Subject: Re: Obsolete step in Rockbox GUI installer, trying to contact websitewhich doesn't exist (Win32, maybe other OSes too)

Re: Obsolete step in Rockbox GUI installer, trying to contact websitewhich doesn't exist (Win32, maybe other OSes too)

From: David Hall <dmhall_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:58:53 +0000

FWIW, Soap is currently w/o power.

On 9/15/08, Christopher Woods <christof_at_infinitus.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> We are all awaiting the new, official theme site. So i dont
>> think its usefull to mirror the old one, especially as all
>> Themes on the old theme site are broken.
>> The code for the new site is somewhere in rockbox svn
>> repository, so it would be best, if others help to get this ready. :-)
>
> Ah, that sounds good - but not *all* of the themes are broken, I grabbed a
> fair few for my H340 and whilst a fair amount of the WPS screens are broken
> some of them function perfectly (including some of the good ones!)
>
> I was speaking to Denny (who did the DGT themes) and he said that he's not
> had time to recode the WPS screen, but it's not too tough to do - if/when I
> feel brave enough, I might have a crack at updating the WPS code and then
> send it over to him for him to check out, but I'm not up to that at the
> moment.
>
>
> While it may be a relatively few number of users who use the GUI installer
> for rockbox, it's still confusing to have a nondescript error appear when
> you follow the recommended install process (I wasn't sure whether it had
> installed 100% correctly until I finally realised what was going on) - if
> the GUI can show server error messages, or download an empty .zip file or
> something instead of downloading (possibly) broken themes then it might be
> more useful to have some kind of feedback instead of just silently failing.
>
>
> Either that, or a prominent message is displayed above the download link to
> indicate that the themes download step of the full installation is currently
> broken and the ETA for the new themes site is xx/xx/xxxx, just so newbies
> don't get confuzzled :)
>
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