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Subject: RE: Rockbox 2.0 Feature Freeze

RE: Rockbox 2.0 Feature Freeze

From: Holger Lembke <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 20:05:07 +0100

> > Just the same like the settings
> >
> > Shuffle mode: ON
> > Repeat mode: All
> > Show files: All
> > Scrollbar: On
> > Statusbar: On
> That is already available. It's called the menu.

No. The menu acts different: to change something, you actually have to go
one step deeper and switch there.

My suggestion is not to go deeper but show the state within the menu and to
switch with left/right. So no second menu level, just a simple plain list.

current number of keypresses to change randomnes: 3
my suggestion in 'switchmenu' for the same: 3 plus the position in the

That is not really much slower but a lot more condensed and user friendly
(in my view).

Eric just posted it in pictures... :-)

> It isn't. The keys are microswitches, they are either pressed or not.

So they don't bounce?

But nevertheless. For my coat it seems to be easy to press a key if I carry
the jukebox in my inner pocket and mount/ride my/by bike.

> Everyone is welcome to his opinion. Might we know what you
> believe is a better solution?

Not looking too much into the future and not knowing most of the details
within the jukebox hardware (especially, how two simultanously pressed keys
are generated), I would switch to a simple counting scheme, like on a
standard keyboard.

It would only need about 4 bits (5 bit for the future?) to count the
maximum numbers of buttons imaginable in the near future. The remaining 4
bits could be status bits like 'comming from remote', 'BUTTON_REPEAT' and

And a word (the same way it is today) could hold two button presses, so the
two-buttons-pressed-the-same-time could be handled that way...

> > I think we need to invent a voting system for the features. :-)
> We have one. It's called the patch tracker. :-)

I hope you know what will happen if Archos shipps a Rockbox on the next CD

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Received on 2003-01-28

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