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Subject: Rockbox 2.3 released

Rockbox 2.3 released

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 16:15:20 +0200

Hi all.

After another long wait, Rockbox version 2.3 is released.
Download it here:

Here are the release notes, listing some of the changes since version 2.2:

            __________ __ ___.
  Open \______ \ ____ ____ | | _\_ |__ _______ ___
  Source | _// _ \_/ ___\| |/ /| __ \ / _ \ \/ /
  Jukebox | | ( <_> ) \___| < | \_\ ( <_> > < <
  Firmware |____|_ /\____/ \___ >__|_ \|___ /\____/__/\_ \
                    \/ \/ \/ \/ \/

Release notes, version 2.3, 2004-10-26

General changes since 2.2
- Spoken menus, filenames and directories (*)
- Support for Archos Ondio
- File type associations and "open with..." plugin bindings
- Added ability to delete directories, even recursively
- New WPS tags for information about next song in playlist
- ON+PLAY menu can now also be accessed with a long press on PLAY
- New directory sort options: date and file type
- Clean shutdown which spins down the disk before cutting power
- Faster scrolling in file browser
- Easy-to-use installation program for windows
- New language: Bulgarian
- New plugins: Sort, euroconverter, search, chessclock, vbrfix,
  stopwatch, metronome

(* See

Recorder-specific changes since 2.2
- During recording disk doesn't spin up until needed, allowing undisturbed
  use of internal mic for short recordings
- Optional button help bar at bottom of screen
- More detailed MDB (dynamic bass) settings
- Rombox, optionally saving ~170KB RAM by running code from flash (*)
- Recording can pause
- Recorded files now get ID3 v2.3 tags instead of v2.4, since some tools have
  problems reading v2.4 tags
- Red LED behaviour changed during recording: On during recording and blinking
  when paused
- New font format. 2.3 requires new fonts, 2.2 fonts are not compatible.
- New plugins: Minesweeper, solitaire, mp3 split editor, snake2, pong, JPEG
  viewer, mandelbrot

(* Not available for FM Recorder or Ondio FM. See wiki.)

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Rockbox is a collaborative project with many contributors:

Björn Stenberg, Linus Nielsen Feltzing, Daniel Stenberg, Andy Choi, Andrew
Jamieson, Paul Suade, Joachim Schiffer, Alan Korr, Gary Czvitkovicz, Stuart
Martin, Felix Arends, Ulf Ralberg, David Härdeman, Thomas Saeys, Grant Wier,
Julien Labruyére, Nicolas Sauzede, Robert Hak, Dave Chapman, Stefan Meyer,
Eric Linenberg, Tom Cvitan, Magnus Öman, Jerome Kuptz, Julien Boissinot,
Nuutti Kotivuori, Heikki Hannikainen, Hardeep Sidhu, Markus Braun, Justin
Heiner, Magnus Holmgren, Bill Napier, George Styles, Mats Lidell, Lee Marlow,
Nate Nystrom, Nick Robinson, Chad Lockwood, John Pybus, Uwe Freese, Randy
Wood, Gregory Haerr, Philipp Pertermann, Gilles Roux, Mark Hillebrand, Damien
Teney, Andreas Zwirtes, Kjell Ericson, Jim Hagani, Ludovic Lange, Mike Holden,
Simon Elén, Matthew P. OReilly, Christian Schönberger, Henrik Backe, Craig
Sather, José Maria Garcia-Valdecasas Bernal, Stevie Oh, Jörg Hohensohn, Dave
Jones, Thomas Paul Diffenbach, Roland Kletzing, Itai Shaked, Keith Hubbard,
Benjamin Metzler, Frederic Dang Ngoc, Pierre Delore, Huw Smith, Garrett
Derner, Barry McIntosh, Leslie Donaldson, Lee Pilgrim, Zakk Roberts, Francois
Boucher, Matthias Wientapper, Brent Coutts, Jens Arnold, Gerald Vanbaren,
Christi Scarborough, Steve Cundari, Mat Holton, Jan Gajdos, Antoine Cellerier,
Brian King, Jiri Jurecek

Received on 2004-10-26

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