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Subject: Re: persistent settings

Re: persistent settings

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 11:10:52 +0200

gizz wrote:
> Björn, could you explain please what is the problem with "persistent wps and
> font file selection" ?

There's a problem?

> Is it a problem of missing space for storing full path in RTC/sector 60 ?

Ah. Every full path uses 260 characters. Thus we can store 1.015 full paths in the settings sector. Forcing people to use the /.rockbox dir means we shrink the storage requirement to 10 bytes per file.

> Because if yes, I imagined another system, instead of allowing user to put
> zillions of .eq, .wps, .fnt in /.rockbox,

Why zillions? Just keep the ones you want to use as default. Beats having them spread out on the whole disk IMHO.

> This way, if one want to keep user selection persistent, it is not needed to
> store ie: "/.rockbox/cool.eq" for eq setting but rather "1" because it is
> the second entry (starting from 0 :) in /.rockbox/eq.ini

Why do you want boot-settings to be spread out over the disk? I don't get it.

We will support dynamic settings later (i.e. wps-per-dir, font-per-dir etc), but I can't fathom why it's painful keeping boot settings in one place.

Received on 2002-09-26

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