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Subject: Re: Handling NoDo features

Re: Handling NoDo features

From: Dr. Keith G. Bowden <>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:29:31 -0000


Can someone take me off this list please?

(I don't have access to the Web at the moment.)

Keith Bowden

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Gordon" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: Handling NoDo features

On 24 March 2010 11:17, Dave Chapman <> wrote:
> I agree that giving a rationale for some no-do items is going to be very
> hard - especially when Rockbox runs on such a wide range of hardware. A
> feature that uses 100KB of RAM is obviously unlikely to be acceptable on
> targets, but will have far less impact our 64MB targets.
> In my view, binsize shouldn't generally be used as an argument against new
> features. Instead, the argument should be that we don't want the added
> complication to the code. Often these two go hand in hand.
> But having said that, I fully agree with Frank's proposal - the barrier to
> entry of the "no-do" list should be high, the reasons transparent, and the
> collective opnions of developers on the no-do items should be sought
> regularly (devcon seems ideal).
> Dave.

Pretty much my feelings also, bin/RAM usage should never be the sole
argument against something.

I also feel that almost nothing should be NoDo unless it is actually
technically out of the question.


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