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Subject: Re: Rockbox 3.8 released! - Strange hard disk access when starting device

Re: Rockbox 3.8 released! - Strange hard disk access when starting device

From: Antony Stone <Antony.Stone_at_rockbox.open.source.it>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 01:00:08 +0100

On Wednesday 09 March 2011 at 00:39, Michael Sparmann wrote:

> Am 08.03.2011 22:24, schrieb Christoph Niedeggen:
> > You are right, dircache was turned on after installation of Rockbox 3.8!
> >
> > Obviously, this feature has turned on itself with Rockbox 3.8, since it
> > was always off on my device (I turned it off with the first Rockbox
> > version that supported it and it stayed like this until Rockbox 3.7.1).
>
> It defaulted to "off" up to 3.7.1, and that default was changed to "on"
> in 3.8. If you would have actively configured it previously, it would
> have kept that setting after the update.

If Rockbox can tell the difference between "settings left at the default",
even where that default is different in a later release, and "settings which
have been set by the user", even if they explicitly set the default as their
preference. might it not be a good idea to implement default changes as:

 - existing Rockbox installations keep their previous default settings,
because that's what the user is used to

 - fresh Rockbox installations apply a new default setting, because there's
presumably some good reason for having changed the default

 - the Changelog tells existing users that the default has changed, and
explains why, so they can consider adjusting their preference

Antony.

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