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Subject: Re: Best rockbox build

Re: Best rockbox build

From: Antony Stone <Antony.Stone_at_rockbox.open.source.it>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 11:18:04 +0200

On Friday 27 May 2011 at 10:12:02, Francesco Danieli wrote:

> Hi there, I wonder what is the more stable build of rockbox, with the least
> number of bugs, for a player that is still in production.
> I couldn't find this info from the website...

It's not a question of builds (the version of the software), it's a question
of ports (making it work on specific hardware).

http://www.rockbox.org/ lists "Stable ports" - all the players listed there
will run the fully functional stable version of Rockbox.

It also lists "unstable ports", which means Rockbox will run on the machines
listed in that section, but functionality may be incomplete, less usable or
have some problems.

Finally there are "unusable ports" which means that someone has started
getting Rockbox to work on the devices, but it's far from functional or
usable on them, and much work remains to be done before they can be
considered useful devices to run Rockbox on.

Finding a player in production that Rockbox runs on is a difficult matter,
mainly because the manufacturers don't tell Rockbox when they are dropping
(or have dropped) a given model, but also partly just because "no longer in
production" doesn't mean you can't buy it in the shops - stocks can take
quite some time to run out, and this also varies between different countries.

Bear in mnd that it's very difficult for the Rockbox team to get Rockbox
running on a production player, because the length of time it takes to port
Rockbox to a new device can easily be longer than the production lifetime of
that particular model.

What is your reason for specifically wanting a player that is currently in
production?

Regards,

Antony.

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