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Subject: RE: Announcement: Rockbox installer for Windows

RE: Announcement: Rockbox installer for Windows

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 11:40:56 +0100

LOL can't only have insomnia at night ...when it only happens at
night it's called nocturnal.

But if insomnia has brought us thus far, I think we ought to ship some
amphetamines over to Christi and get us a Rockbox Installer which has a
MAC/Windows/Linux executable and some ludicrously clever header.

Find some opcodes that do one thing on a PC, and another on a MAC and use
that logic as the startup code to redirect execution to correct installer
...yeah, there's probably infinitely simpler ways to achieve it, but you
gotta admit, sounds like fun trying to get the above going ...well, I think
it sounds like fun ;)

BC ;)

>Insomnia at 10:00 in the morning, Christie? <laugh>. Seriously, though, this
>is a great idea. The number of people who don't know, it seems, how to unzip
>the whole file, or put the contents of .rockbox in the root of the machine
>is astounding. Very nice work. Now if only you could identify which rockbox
>model people had, which drive letter it's on, and which computer on the
>network it was connected to... <laugh>.
>It works well on my original recorder and my player.
> Nice work.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: [] On
>Behalf Of Christi Alice Scarborough
>Sent: June 27, 2004 5:50 AM
>To: Rockbox development
>Subject: Announcement: Rockbox installer for Windows
>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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