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Subject: Re: AJBR20 Dying?

Re: AJBR20 Dying?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 11:06:42 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Mat Holton wrote:

> it the way forward?

It might be.

No matter what specific hardware/player the way forward is, is totally up to
the people who buys it, takes it apart into tiny pieces, researches the lot,
starts dissassembling the code, getting manuals and setting up compilers etc.

Rockbox isn't available on Archos because some people thought Archos players
was a good platform to write code for. It is available for Archos since this
is the only platform on the market today that people have succeeded to
properly reverse engineer[*]. (Since this was the actual player these people
had that they got fed up with.)

Once someone discovers and understands the internals of player X, we can make
Rockbox run on player X.

That "someone" would need clues, time and some equipment.

There's an army of Rockbox hackers that would help anyone make it run on
whatever player we can imagine.

So, go ahead and buy those new cool players, rip them apart and figure out how
to reprogram them.

[*] = The Neo Players can also run Rockbox, or rather the fork of Rockbox
  named Open Neo, but this player is not supported by Rockbox since the
  Open Neo guys aren't as "open" as they make it sound. Also, they didn't
  need to reverse-engineer their player since the company SSI is backing this
  up (even paying them).

 Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2004-06-04

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