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Subject: Re: Rockbox 2.5.1 for Archos Machines Updated

Re: Rockbox 2.5.1 for Archos Machines Updated

From: Zakk Roberts <midkay_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 03:03:16 -0800

> Sorry john, by order of management, updates are prohibited!

This is utterly ridiculous. You started with a "supported build plus a
bug fix". That's easy to support and simple enough to be allowed on
the wiki (the wiki, being hosted directly on the rockbox.org site, at
least implies that anything found on it should be supported). Now you
have "supported build with a number of patches, additions and fixes"
to the point where we can't support it. That's simply that.

You took a nice idea: fix a crucial bug or two in 2.5 to help out
users; very kind, and I definitely thought it was cool that you took
the time to do that. And then you blew it up into this unsupported
build, and when we told you that we can't support this megapatched
archive of code (which is totally acceptable on its own) you twisted
it around like we're prohibiting you from updating/modifying the
source and distributing it, and even suggesting we're going to rip it
down. Yeah... right.

Modified builds are allowed. That's GPL! What we *cannot* do is
support these modified builds. Your initial 2.5.1 build was an
exception, because it was only a couple of bug fixes - no reason that
should break any compatibility or introduce new bugs. Now it's just
another "Rockbox how I want it to be" build in the giant repository of
unsupported builds, and you need to put it there where it belongs.

-- 
- Zakk
midkay_at_gmail.com
Received on 2007-01-06

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