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Subject: Re: Announcement: Rockbox installer for Windows

Re: Announcement: Rockbox installer for Windows

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 11:34:04 +0100


Ahhhh sweet insomnia, to whit I owe most of my bugs and even more of my bug
fixes :)

Not sure if you just want some generic feedback or some of my classic anal
retentive analysis.
Whichever you like, pick out the best bits...

# Very nice - it works :) ...A familiar interface for windowz users
   Something that will save a lot of aggro :)

# Rockbox might like a capital R on the main screen

# The icon could do with a little trimming
   (Feel free to nick the icon roland made for the DevKit)

# I would rather see a list of:
   Drive: [Label] Drive-Size Free-Space
   instead of "E:\ [browse]"
   Maybe "if you cannot see your jukebox drive connect it now and press refresh
   ...or better still have a monitoring thread running

# You could check for which drive it is by detecting
   a) if it is removable (that will round it down pretty quick)
   b) what driver it is using, iirc we are isd-200 and isd-300
   c) if an existing .mod or .ajz file is in root

# Model selection
   Would rather a radio-button thing than a list box
   How about little pictures of the units next to the radio buttons
   (again you can find small versions of these on my site,
    or big ones on the rockbox site)

# Model detection
   a) well, the driver id will give you some idea
   b) checking the files present on the drive would
      be good for upgrades

Hope that is considered helpful feedback, if not, just erase it ;)


You seriously install firmware on your jukebox over a network!? Kewl! LOL


At 10:50 27/06/04, you wrote:
>Because I am an insomniac, I have the great pleasure to announce the first
>ever self-executing Rockbox installer. This should hopefully cut down on
>the number of people not installing the .rockbox directory.
>Because my JB has no screen, it's not really up to testing, so I need some
>brave suckers, erm volunteers to test that it works. (Unfortunately my JB
>is still screenless and does not make a good testbed.)
>Things I'd like testers to try:
> - clean install (ie with Rockbox totally removed from the disk)
> - install over a previous version
> - plugins, language support, fonts
> - different architectures (player, recorder, recorderv2, recorderfm)
>Note that you can test using F1+on if you have flashed your box. It will
>also copy the .ucl file, but you would have to flash that yourself.
>This version, which should work for all Jukebox models, is an 800kb
>download, which doesn't seem too harsh, really. It was created using the
>excellent InnoSetup utility. If anyone wants the InnoSetup source file,
>I'm happy to GPL it.

Received on 2004-06-27

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