Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: 'news on the rockbox front' ?
Re: 'news on the rockbox front' ?
From: Mike Holden <rockbox_at_mikeholden.uklinux.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 09:34:36 -0000 (GMT)
4phun Alert ²ºº³ said:
> I agree. I am about to dump Rockbox simply because there is no
> documentation for the things I know it will do. I am tired of fumbling
> around trying to remember what is necessary to accomplish simple tasks
> when I need to record a meeting or to play an audio book I ripped from a
> collection of CD's using MusicMatch. I know it does certain displays
> but it is hit or miss in toggling to them.
> I often end up loading the orginal firmware since I know how that works!
I take your point, but fail to see why it should be so unusable that you
need to dump Rockbox.
Much of what it does is the same as Archos firmware (move around file
lists, play, prev track, next track, fast forward/back etc.)
Once you know that much of the setup is on F1, then that is simple as well.
There is also a manual on the website, in the "Documentation" section that
explains most of the operations in great detail. It is only really the
"bleeding edge" stuff that maybe isn't documented yet.
Rockbox is SO MUCH better than the original firmware, and you have a very
real opportunity to influence what goes in there as well, which is never
going to happen with Archos, unless you send them a lot of money!
-- Mike HoldenReceived on 2003-03-25