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Subject: Re: The Rockbox Desktop Tool - a proposal
From: DarkAngel (DarkAngel_at_omega.dnsalias.org)
Some tasks should be easy to automate !
I made a small batch that makes the .ucl file.
Then I made a small program that automatically downloads daily builds of
The "task scheduler" in windows is used to call the 'downloader' everyday by
6h30, then by 6h50 (to make sure), the .ucl file is made !
The last step is to plug my archos then launch a batch (the last) to copy
files to the hd... I still have to run the rockbox_flash.rocks but this is
not that bad since I can control that files are all Ok...
For communicating with the archos I don't know if it is possible (haven't
looked for this in the "nodo.txt" ?) but it should be great !
Some things are on my web : http://omega.dnsalias.org/RockBox
not the downloader since I'm still working on it (trouble when daily builds
are not available like the 0714 !)
I'm only working on a windows program to automate some tasks (sorry, I don't
have any *nix here !)
If this can help people, sources (in .net) will soon be available for the
downloader tool :)
or request by mail !
PS : RockBox flash is THE firmware I like...
archos just s##ks !
1.27d on download (more than a year old !), 1.26 on mine, 1.28 on new
ones... what is the "Archos team" smoking there ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "mourad jaber" <mjaber_at_centralpay.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: The Rockbox Desktop Tool - a proposal
> As it must be multi-platform, what's about starting a java project ?
> The only thing is that I think rockbox will not be accessible directly
> by usb because it's only recognized as an USB hd and rockbox entered in
> passive mode when plugged on USB...
> - tells you what version of rockbox you're running
> Difficult, if flashed -> impossible I think...
> - if theres an update available
> Easy if you log the version history
> - updates rockbox
> just a file copy for none flashed rockbox but more difficult for flashed
one ( need an auto flasher on reload or on unplug if you want to automize
> - what language(s) you're running
> I don't know if possible
> - handling of configs
> just file reading...
> - handling of WPS-files
> It can be a idea to integrate the wps editor applet
> - what plugins you have installed
> need to read rocks
> - right now I also see the need for a gui for descramble and uclpack, but
that is maybe just a passing state
> I don't understand that point, sorry
> - im sure there are tons of other problems that this software could
> Yes, verifing mp3 before copying it on the archos hd, for exemple... or
synchronizing archos hd with a local hd...
> Tom Sustins wrote:
> >I like this idea. I'm not a programmer so I can't say how feasable it
> >is. I'd like the idea of a sync tool too.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: svante t [mailto:svante_at_demonbox.com]
> >Sent: 16 July 2003 10:27
> >To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> >Subject: The Rockbox Desktop Tool - a proposal
> >Hi all,
> >heres something I was dreaming up yesterday trying to sleep:
> >The Rockbox Desktop Tool
> >Which would be a software that you run on your computer, that would
> >make the Rockbox administration on your Archos portable easier... I
> >dont know how the thoughts go, but initially my guess is that
> >installing Rockbox would be a onetime thing, then you just use it
> >But I can see how its getting more and more complicated... and how
> >people maybe tend to not see how easy and swift rockbox is...
> >So I propose the making of a small desktop tool that connects with
> >your rockbox and does these things:
> >- tells you what version of rockbox you're running
> >- if theres an update available
> >- updates rockbox
> >- what language(s) you're running
> >- handling of configs
> >- handling of WPS-files
> >- what plugins you have installed
> >- right now I also see the need for a gui for descramble and uclpack,
> >but that is maybe just a passing state
> >- im sure there are tons of other problems that this software could
> >I can see how this tool potentially can explode into meaningsless
> >functions, and me too is a follower of the minimialistic, but I think
> >we all share some needs that can be automated. A solution would be to
> >make it work with plugins, like the Jukebox sync tool for PC; cant
> >remember its name right now.
> >OK, now its thrown out. Is it a stupid idea? I know I myself would
> >use it many times a day...
> >But we need to sort out the needs, its easy to think everyone share
> >our needs, but we're the geeks, updating daily...
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