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Subject: Re: Help please

Re: Help please

From: John Covici <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 21:55:45 -0500

I am testing a talkbox patch against the cvs of a couple of days
ago -- I hope things don't change so fast that I can't keep up! If I
can I will try to support some talk in menues as well as the folder
stuff, still working on it -- whatever happened to the person who
started this one?

on Sun, 26 Oct 2003 21:52:32 -0800 (PST) "Michael O'Quinn" <> wrote:

> On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, Rocker wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I tried looking on the rockbox site and user manual. I just bought an
>> Archos 20 gb FM recorder/voice recorder. I am blind so please bare with
>> me. I would like to try the rockbox firmware because of the talkbox
>> patch. Well here is my question.
>> What is the latest stable version of rockbox & how do I install it onto
>> my Archos? does the talkbox patch have to be installed after installing
>> the firmware?
>> Sorry for the trouble but I am new to this technology. I catch on fast
>> though.
>> Cheers and thanks for all your help
>> rocker
> The latest OFFICIAL stable version is 2.0, but that's pretty out of date.
> Usually, the latest daily build is just as stable (or even more so, since
> bugs are often fixed) with just a slight chance of getting a real nasty
> lemon. But if that happens, just go back a few days, or wait a few days
> and down the latest again. Those kind of bugs tend to get fixed pretty
> fast around here. (Kudos to the developers!)
> Talkbox has never been integrated into the mainline code. I think the
> developer submitted a patch, but it's never been included. I don't know
> what the latest version of talk box is -- does anyone else recall? I
> think I may have downloaded and installed it (I spent an evening making
> all the little Sound-Bite files it needs) but since it was never included
> in the main tree, I kind of last interest. (Hint, Hint.)
> If no one else remembers where to download the Talkbox binaries, I can
> send you a copy of mine. No wait, that won't work since I have a player,
> that the FM Recorder version is different.
> If you want to apply the patches yourself, you will need to create a
> Rockbox development environment. It's not terribly difficult if you've
> ever done any programming, but it does take some time. Look on the
> documentation page under "Howtos" just after "For hackers".
> Good luck!
> Michael

         John Covici
Received on 2003-10-28

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