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Subject: Re: Archos Recorder build fails: too big

Re: Archos Recorder build fails: too big

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:56:09 +0200

Am 22.08.2012 02:37, schrieb Jonathan Gordon:
> On 22 August 2012 00:50, Bertrik Sikken <> wrote:
>>> The archos recorder build has tipped over the limit for size, and now the
>>> autobuild always fails.
>>> The tipping point was commit bd6e6ed but the code has been growing
>>> steadily so I wouldn't say this particular commit is any more responsible
>>> than others before it.
>>> Still, we need to fix this somehow. Maybe someone could take a look at
>>> recent features and decide if some of them might be disabled for the
>>> recorder?
>>> Other suggestions?
>> As I understood from some brief discussion about this on IRC,
>> it can also be fixed by creating a bootloader for the archoses.
>> (I don't know all of the technical details though).
>> A bootloader should still fit in the available space for a very long time,
>> there will be no need to cut features for archos rockbox.
>> With kind regards,
>> Bertrik
> There is that suggestion, or we could just drop support for HWCODEC
> completely... considering so few developers even have the AJBR (and
> fewer use it on a regular basis) what does keeping it around give us?

Plus there is nobody maintaining it.

We have said keep it running until it becomes too much of a maintainance
burden. At the point where we need to artificially remove/exclude
features on a per-target basis, this point is reached IMO.

Best regards.
Received on 2012-08-23

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