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Subject: RE: Release policy and coordination

RE: Release policy and coordination

From: Bryn Smith <Bryn.Smith_at_latrobe.edu.au>
Date: 2006-05-30

I hope I'm not speaking out of turn here, I'm totally new to this open
source thing :)

I downloaded the Rockbox source because I have an iPod and would like to
be able to use the iTunesDB. I have a reasonable level of experience in
C and embedded devices so I thought I might have a look to see how
complex it would be to do.

Unfortunately most of the code I looked at had very little commenting. I
was a little surprised to find that even functions weren't documented as
to their purpose and none of the files even had a basic description of
their function!

Please don't take this the wrong way, but it doesn't really encourage
newcomers to the project when they come across masses of uncommented
code.

Bryn

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-dev-bounces@cool.haxx.se
[mailto:rockbox-dev-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Malcolm Tyrrell
Sent: Tuesday, 30 May 2006 10:05 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: Release policy and coordination

> (I must say the code lacks some comments, sometimes ;).

At the moment, I'm just looking round the sources trying to understand
them.

Would it be useful for people like myself to submit "comment patches"?
As I look round the code, I could add comments when I work out what
something does, and submit a patch with my comments in them.

Malcolm.

                
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