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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: Torne Wuff <torne+rockboxusers_at_wolfpuppy.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:39:51 +0000

On 9 March 2011 00:00, Antony Stone <Antony.Stone_at_rockbox.open.source.it> wrote:
> 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

No, because the majority of users don't read those things. As you
said, there was a good reason for having changed the default, and if
we didn't apply this to existing installs (where that setting was
untouched) then many users would fail to benefit.

-- 
Torne Wuff
torne_at_wolfpuppy.org.uk
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