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Subject: Re: building bootloader from source (h300)

Re: building bootloader from source (h300)

From: Daniel Dalton <d.dalton_at_iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 17:52:39 +1000 (EST)

On Sun, 6 Apr 2008, Matthias Mohr wrote:

>> Also, if the svn has a bug in the bootloader, it can make your target
>> unbootable even if it's not your fault. That's why Rockbox "releases"
>> bootloader.
> The last "released" H300 bootloader is from july, 2006!
> Regarding the TODO list at the above page, a lot of things have been fixed
> since then.
>
> So it would be really nice if somebody (who is able to reanimate a bricked
> device) would be able to test a current SVN bootloader and create a new
> release.

Well I can't do that, I'm blind, I can't solder very well and I don't have
the skills, the time or the equipment to... Sorry

> Unfortunately it seems that only Linus is able to do this - and it seems he
> doesn't have enough time or isn't in the mood to do it...

Yes.

> Wouldn't this be something for a developer meeting?

Perhaps

>
>> Developers want to make sure that a specific and tested
>> bootloader will be issued to all users. So be extra careful before
>> attempting anything.
> If you still want to try it - please report about your attemptions and
> results ;)

I won't just yet I was just curious about this, but if I do I certainly
will report back.

-- 
Daniel Dalton
http://members.iinet.net.au/~ddalton/
<d.dalton_at_iinet.net.au>
Received on 2008-04-08

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