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Subject: RE: getting in early... the android apk plan?

RE: getting in early... the android apk plan?

From: Mike Giacomelli <giac2000_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 18:26:38 -0700

> The other option is not building the librockbox.so into the apk at all
> but instead download it on first run, or try to load rockbox.zip from
> the sdcard. This allows the user to use whichever build they want, it
> means it can be integrated into the build system more simply, and we
> only ever need to update the .apk when the java changes (or we use
> that to try to force users onto the new releases).
>
> http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/11525 does this in a mostly
> working way. It asks if you want to download (which isnt implemented
> yet) or update if rockbox.zip is found in /sdcard/rockbox on first run
> (I want to make it check on every resume of the activity for a new
> rockbox.zip but I'm not having any luck restarting the service/rockbox
> thread).
>

This sounds really good to me.  Having the rockbox folder on the SD card saves internal memory and makes it a lot easier to update.  Not to mention its a lot more like on other targets where the music and .rockbox folder are together.
Received on 2010-08-11


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