Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Extended Battery Life Patch Test Ready!
Extended Battery Life Patch Test Ready!
From: TP Diffenbach <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 08:25:15 -0400
At long last the Extended Battery Life Patch test is ready.
I apologize for the delay; some faulty PC memory chips necessitated that I
reinstall Windows, and all my software (and while I was being laid off /and/
dumped, weep for me!), and it's taken me a while to get back to square one.
That said, the extended battery life test plan and software is available at:
Please, read the test plan before downloading the siftware.
Anyone may participate in the test, but as I note in the test plan, I'd like to
ensure that a variety of bit rates are tested; so if you wish to participate in
the test, please email me at
and I'll assign you a bit rate.
Also, in order to make sense of the data collected, testing will need to be
performed on CONSTANT bit rate files, so it's likely you'll have to do a new rip
of a CD in order to participate in the test.
If you're not participating in the test, please don't download the software;
because it saves power monitoring information (none of which is personally
identifying!), it will actually drain the batteries faster than "normal" builds,
so non-testers really don't want to run it.
When the test data has been collected, I'll collate it and summarize it on the list.
-- Archos FM has a Rockbox!Received on 2003-08-13