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Subject: Version 2.0 released

Version 2.0 released

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 15:58:08 +0200

After much waiting, here is finally the 2.0 version. Get it here:

Very much has changed since 1.4:

            __________ __ ___.
  Open \______ \ ____ ____ | | _\_ |__ _______ ___
  Source | _// _ \_/ ___\| |/ /| __ \ / _ \ \/ /
  Jukebox | | ( <_> ) \___| < | \_\ ( <_> > < <
  Firmware |____|_ /\____/ \___ >__|_ \|___ /\____/__/\_ \
                    \/ \/ \/ \/ \/

Release notes, version 2.0, 2003-04-15

General changes since 1.4
- File queueing
- Rename & delete files
- Virtual keyboard for text input
- Sleep timer (power off after X minutes)
- Playlist creation
- .cfg files now support all settings
- Write current settings to a .cfg file
- New channel modes: Stero wide, Stereo narrow and Karaoke (voice filter)
- Bidirectional scrolling of short strings
- Improved charging algorithm, including trickle charging
- Estimated battery time left info
- Repair/update of broken VBR files
- Improved ID3v2 handling
- Status bar is active in USB mode
- Fade out/in on pause & stop
- Many additions to WPS (see manual page)
- Extra antiskip buffer option for shaky environments
- Even faster playlist loading
- Lower cpu power consumption == longer battery life

Player-specific changes since 1.4
- RockLatin dynamic charset system (ISO 8859-1 support)

Recorder-specific changes since 1.4
- Recording
- Support for FM Recorder (but not its FM radio)
- Invert Display option
- Disk Poweroff option (saves power but increases spinup time)
- 12 hour time display option
- Battery & volume numeric display option
- Russian, greek, hebrew and thai filename support
- Undo in Sokoban

User manual
The Rockbox user manual is located here:

We have tested with bit rates from 32 to 320 kbit/s and sample frequencies
from 11 to 48 kHz. If you experience skipping, please report it!

- The maximum supported directory length is 400 files, or a max sum of all
  filenames of 16000 bytes. Whichever is reached first.
- Max playlist size is 10000 entries.
- Max 100 queued files.

Known bugs in this release
- "Red led dead": Sometimes when the jukebox is shaken or bumbped, the disk
  freezes with the red led shining. This only happens to some units.

- On FM Recorders, the battery does not display a charging animation when
  charging is in progress.

Bug reports
If you find that one of the supported features misbehave, please file a bug
report on our web page. Do not report missing features as bugs, instead file
them as feature requests.

All files in this archive are subject to the GNU General Public License.
See the file COPYING in the source tree root for full license agreement.

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Rockbox is a collaborative project with many contributors:

Björn Stenberg Originator, project manager, code
Linus Nielsen Feltzing Electronics, code
Andy Choi Checksums
Andrew Jamieson Schematics, electronics
Paul Suade Serial port setup
Joachim Schiffer Schematics, electronics
Daniel Stenberg Code
Alan Korr Code
Gary Czvitkovicz Code
Stuart Martin Code
Felix Arends Code
Ulf Ralberg Thread embryo
David Härdeman Initial ID3 code
Thomas Saeys Logo
Grant Wier Code
Julien Labruyére Donated Archos Player
Nicolas Sauzede Display research
Robert Hak Code, documentation, sarcasm
Dave Chapman Code
Stefan Meyer Code
Eric Linenberg Code
Tom Cvitan Web design
Magnus Öman Font
Jerome Kuptz Code
Julien Boissinot Code, Sound research
Nuutti Kotivuori Code
Heikki Hannikainen Code
Hardeep Sidhu Code
Markus Braun Code
Justin Heiner Code
Magnus Holmgren Code
Bill Napier Code
George Styles Code
Mats Lidell Code
Lee Marlow Code
Nate Nystrom Code
Nick Robinson Code
Chad Lockwood Code
John Pybus Code
Uwe Freese Code
Randy Wood Code
Gregory Haerr Code
Philipp Pertermann Code
Gilles Roux Code
Mark Hillebrand Code
Damien Teney Code
Andreas Zwirtes Code
Kjell Ericson Code
Jim Hagani Code
Ludovic Lange Code
Mike Holden Code
Simon Elén Code
Matthew P. OReilly Donated Archos FM Recorder
Christian Schönberger Code
Henrik Backe Code
Craig Sather Code
José Maria Garcia-Valdecasas Bernal Manual

Received on 2003-04-15

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