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Subject: Re: Problem loading Rockbox into Recorder 20 V2

Re: Problem loading Rockbox into Recorder 20 V2

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 09:31:32 -0000 (GMT)

Andrew Glass said:
> You know, this is just typical for me. I hemmed &
> hawed for months about which player I was going to
> get. I finally decided on the JR 20 mainly because of
> the Rockbox software. When I ordered the player
> (through Amazon), I assumed I was getting the same
> model as most everyone else out there has. I didn't
> even know a "v2" existed. Naturally, that's what they
> sent me and now I can't run Rockbox on it. Aaaarrggh.
> I'm going to continue to monitor the web site and stay
> on the listserver for a while to see if anything
> develops. I'd be happy to be a beta tester, but
> unfortunately I lack programming skills so I'm not in
> a position to write code for it.
> Hopefully it won't be a major problem to adapt
> existing code for one of the other recorders to run on
> the v2. But, it sounds like it may be a long wait
> before there are enough of them around to make it
> worthwhile for anyone.

This is much the same situation that existed with the FMR model a little
under a year ago. Some work was initially done by the core team so that
the firmware could at least load, but without a developer having an actual
unit to test on, nothing much happened for a while after that.

Then myself and a couple of others came along early this year who had FMR
units, and enough coding skills to see what was going on. I got mine in
mid January and found Rockbox a couple of weeks later. It turned out that
there were only a handful of fairly minor issues that needed fixing. It's
just that some of them were difficult to find for a while!

Hopefully the V2 will work out much the same, once someone with the skills
and a unit happens along, or one of the existing team gets hold of a unit.
Mike Holden
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Received on 2003-11-26

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