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Subject: RE: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists
From: Matthew P. OReilly (
Date: 2003-01-08

I agree. While I agree with Adi's statement to some degree as well, we're
out to make Rockbox as much fun as possible, for ourselves and everybody who
uses it. We're not removing any functionality for the sake of stupid users
or stupid software, right? We're simply compensating (by the good
programming done here) for poor programming elsewhere.

I think Björn is right - it really won't hurt to add it in. Perhaps,
though, Rockbox could flash up some sort of text message saying that the
user's playlist file is technically incorrect, and they may want to switch
playlist compilers, but Rockbox will play it anyway? I don't know, just a


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Björn Stenberg
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

Robert Hak wrote:
> I think the more appropriate statement is that we will not change our
> software to make up for shoddy (or down right wrong) other software.

I agree, in principle. However refusing to support bad paths will just land
us repeated bug reports and support headaches. "It works with the Archos
firmware so it must be a bug in Rockbox".

It's just a dozen lines of code or so. We might aswell add it.


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