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Subject: Rockbox dates back to...

Rockbox dates back to...

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 01:21:11 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, DarkAngel wrote:

> just a stupid question : when was this project started ? just to know how
> long I wasted my time with the "no updates" original firmware from Archos...

[all this happened in a previous episode]

The project itself started back in December 2001 when Björn Stenberg announced
the "cracked" scrambling algorithm and a LED-flashing program running on his

The first actual Rockbox code was written in March 2002, while the first sound
ever coming from a Rockbox powered Archos was produced on May 3rd 2002, and
during that same month the FAT-code made it possible to access the drive

Rockbox 1.0 was relased on June 2, 2002. Only available for the player models.

Working mp3 playback was announced on this list on June 19th, the very same
day Rockbox 1.1 was released.

 Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2003-08-22

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