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Subject: Re: AW: AW: Porting Rockbox to XCleff 800 / i.Beat 500
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
This is the great thing about the Archos units.
You put the new f/w on the disk, and the flashed f/w
just runs it like a program.
If the program is stuffed, then you simply erase the file
and go back to the original flashed code.
If you have to flash the chip each time, you may like to
consider alternative ideas.
>That's true at all. And on the other hand there a many opportunities in
>this unit. GCC is a good point to start at. But at the moment I don't
>really know how =) - I hope to find a key to this
>LowLevelProgrammer-Door which is locked for me at the moment ;).
>Have I to concentrate on the CPU if I want, as a first step, that the
>unit displays something - doesn't matter what on the screen.
>And in the beginning of creating this new firmware - isn't there the
>risk of destroying the unit? If I put a new firmware on it which doesn't
>work and which has no support for USB and stuff in the beginning - how
>can I connect to the PC?
>I guess I have to learn much stuff :/.
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> > Auftrag von Linus Nielsen Feltzing
> > Gesendet: Montag, 26. Juli 2004 15:26
> > An: Rockbox development
> > Betreff: Re: AW: Porting Rockbox to XCleff 800 / i.Beat 500
> > Mat Holton wrote:
> > > I'm not a low-level programmer at all, so please bear with me and my
> > > lack of knowledge. If one was to attempt to port Rockox to another
> > > platform would I be correct in saying that part of the solution
> > > be to find (or code) a c-compiler for the CPU in question? Then
> > > alter any assembler code to match the desired CPU?
> > Yes. And in this case it's fairly easy, as gcc supports ColdFire.
> > Naturally, there are lots and lots of other things to change, as the
> > Xclef has a totally different hardware when it comes to LCD, buttons,
> > batteries, MP3 playback etc. We have to implement the entire MP3 codec
> > in software.
> > Linus
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