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Subject: Re: Rockbox manual

Re: Rockbox manual

From: Reto <>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 23:16:42 +0200

Really great thing, the manual! Thanks a lot!!!


At 21:59 09.04.2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi Jose,
>Just having a quick first read thro' the manual, and spotted a few points, I
>hope you do not mind... (also can an A4 version be built at some point?)
>Page 6 of 45
>Current version : It's free ON know bugs, should read free OF known bugs
>Creating .Rockbox : l"ine, writing 'md .rockbox' " better to say "line,
>using the DOS command 'md .rockbox'"
>Uninstalling Rockbox: The implication seems to be that you MUST have a mod
>or ajz file in the root folder. This is not true, it will load the ROM
>Page 8 of 45
>File Browser: you can select which kind of files are shown on each moment
>(see section 6.3.2) , This is not really good english, it may read better to
>just say ' You can select which file types are displayed (See section...)
>Page 10 of 45
>Main Menu :
>The Recorder series have a battery backed-up RAM where Rockbox saves data
>into and that is made instantly, however, the Player/Studio series has no
>such RAM, so the only way for Rockbox is to store the config data on disk.
>However, Rockbox doesn't spin-up the disk solely for that purpose but
>instead will do it when it spins up the disk the next time, for another
>purpose, like refilling mp3 buffer or navigating through file browser.
>User configuration is stored on the unit, but there are different methods
>used between the Player and Recorder models. The Recorder series have and
>area of battery backed RAM that Rockbox can access instantly, the
>Player/Studio series does not. The solution is to write the config data to
>the disk drive, this however can lead to a problem. Rockbox does not spin
>up the disk soley for the purpose of writting user data, but instead will do
>it when it spins up the disk the next time, for example refilling the MP3
>buffer, or navigating through the file browser - if no disc writes occur
>before you switch off the unit, it is possible for user changes to be lost.
>| Hi all!
>| A few days later, but i've nearly finished Rockbox manual. I only have to
>| change 3 snapshots (While recording screen, Recording F2 and Recording F3)
>| This manual is available at:
>| Please, if you find any errata, or something i've forgotten, write a mail
>| to the list or just to me (as you wish).
>| I'd like to thank Björn, Daniel, Philipp for their help and Alexandre for
>| his first manual (i've copied some things).
>| I hope you like the manual.
>| Jose Maria.
Received on 2003-04-09

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