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Subject: Re: Rockbox as an Application and Google summer of code.

Re: Rockbox as an Application and Google summer of code.

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:37:11 -0700

disclaimer: its 8.30am, I've been awake for 20min, I'm having
breakfast and I'm sleep deprived... So i'm not choosing my words
carefully... DONT read more into it than there is.. I have no
intention on arguing stupid side issues.

Now, from a purely technical point of view... the only realistic goal
for raaa right now is to just remove all the #ifdef SIMULATOR
dependancies and have it build a native sdl/qt/whatever app for the
given platform using that platforms drawing/sound/"button"
capabilities... Using native widgets is a) impossible right now, and
b) would just look stupid having it partially mixed with the
comparatively ugly rockbox ui.

If anyone actually thinks that ripping out the UI and replacing it
with a new native UI is a GSoC-able project then I question if they
have ever written more than "hello world!" and have they actually
looked at the rockbox source code.

Besides that, I think stripping the rockbox UI and putting a new one
on is pointless... there are far better (no offense meant)
playback/database/etc engines out there that already are cross
platform...

My dream for raaa extends only as far as being able to compile the
source tree for a new "target" which gets the sdl part from
firmware/target/blaa and has no SIMULATOR defines... How about we try
getting over that pretty big hurdle first and then see how far we can
take it instead of setting stupidly high minimum levels from the get
go?

Jonathan
Received on 2009-03-30


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