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Subject: Re: current plugins (& rockbox browsing patch)

Re: current plugins (& rockbox browsing patch)

From: Brian King <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 19:15:10 -0500

I agree with all your points. The other item that needs to be fixed is
.rockbox browsing while on the WPS screen seems to be broken (or at
least on my current firmware) and the main menu should not be accessible
when in the .rockbox browse function. I'd be happy to fix this up, but
work has been insane lately and has left me little free time. So if
someone has time to do this, please do so.


Eric Linenberg wrote:
> I used to live having top menu items for Games and Demos, now they are
> buried in the Plugins menu and have foul looking filenames.
> Here are some other issues with the current rockbox browsing patch as
> it is implemented in CVS
> --- If you have no file type of lets say "firmware" in the .rockbox
> directory, then a blank screen comes up... I don't think you should
> be able to go into that item, or something should come up like "no
> fimrwares found"
> --- Games/Demos/Utilities/etc plugins are all in one directory and have
> foul names. Some need to be run from there and others can not be
> renamed (viewer, etc).
> --- When I exit a plugin it returns to the root menu, why not return
> to the plugin menu
> --- When I choose a font it kicks me out into the menu. I have a lot
> of fonts and sometimes want to go through them one-by-one. Currently
> this is almost impossible.
> --- Fonts should be in the Display submenu
> --- choosing a larger, and then small font will mess up the menus when
> I return to them... if you go from very large to very small, sometimes
> a large portion of the screen will now be unused.
> --- There should still be Demos/Games root menu items (why get rid of
> this?)
> Lastly, I think that the .rockbox folder should be chopped up a
> little.
> ./rockbox
> ./rockbox/games --- game plugins go here
> ./rockbox/demos --- demo plugins go here
> ./rockbox/firmwares --- firmware files go here
> ./rockbox/fonts --- fonts go here
> ./rockbox/configs --- config files go here
> ./rockbox/wps --- wps files go here
> ./rockbox/utilities --- rocks that are necessary for the system go
> here (viewer.rock, fimrware_flash.rock, etc)
> ./rockbox/languages --- language files go here
> -eric
Received on 2003-10-24

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