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Subject: Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-03

"(hmm, I don't know about 7zip for MacOS)"

I would guess, 7-zip being gpl an' all, there MUST be a Mac port by
now ...but that DOESN'T solve the self-extract problem :(

At 17:02 03/05/2006, you wrote:
>When talking about a platform specific solution, how about a web-aware
>windows *updater*? I'm thinking of a small wizard that
>- can be placed on the filesystem of the dap itself
>- can look up its settings from a config file on the player (say,
>/.rockbox/wizard.cfg) which stores player type, installed version and
>misc stuff like proxy settings
>- asks the user about the settings if no configuration found,
>- gives the possibility to install the latest release, daily or cvs build
>- downloads the file and installs it on the player.
>
>This way it could be made 7zip-aware and be dap independent. I guess
>the "world outside of windows" should be ready for 7zip (hmm, I don't
>know about 7zip for MacOS). Being it an updater also doesn't need to
>handle the bootloader itself (for devices that need one) so I guess
>this could be a pretty small program.
>
>- Dominik
Received on Wed May 3 22:34:59 2006


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