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Subject: RE: Archoc usage poll for patch

RE: Archoc usage poll for patch

From: TP Diffenbach <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 10:45:39 -0500

> What ever happened to the battery life patch? Just wondering....

Two things: my FMR became essentially unusable due to a short, and the tests
results from the Recorders were hard to interpret: specifically, I couldn't
tell from the data when the unit was playing as opposed to idle (which I
could determine from FMR results.)) About the time I was puzzling over the
Recorder results, my FMR was becoming harder and harder to boot, making it
very difficult to test against (and battery level testing isn't amenable to
the testing in the simulator). I apologize to everybody who took time to

The upshot is this: while it's clear that the battery patch will extend life
it's not clear by how much (although it seems at least 10%), and there were
complaints about how the patch extended battery life (specifically, by not
updating the screen and forgoing saving resume data).

Currently, my Archos is being serviced; once I have it back, I'll attempt to
work out a compromise that will save resume information (I've been looking
at the code to figure out where to do this); in the meanwhile, I can work on
my new patch idea, as it's still quite far from testing on hardware.


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Eric Linenberg
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:08 AM
To: TP Diffenbach
Subject: Re: Archoc usage poll for patch


What ever happened to the battery life patch? Just wondering....


TD> For a patch I'm working on, I'd like to know how you use you Archos.

TD> Specifically, how often do you
TD> a) remove tracks from the Archos; how many have been removed in the
TD> two weeks?
TD> b) add tracks to the Archos; how many have been added in the last two
TD> weeks?
TD> c) what proportion of tracks have been on your Archos for over a

TD> Thanks.
Received on 2003-12-16

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