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Subject: RE: Bootbox beta test

RE: Bootbox beta test

From: [IDC]Dragon <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 13:11:04 +0200 (MEST)

> I tried this some times, and nothing happens anymore. The batts were now
> totally dead. Even the archos firmware in the "rescue rom" with F1+ON
> came up at all. I plugged in the original charger, and bootbox in flash
> shows charging. " minutes later i pressed ON, and bootbox loaded the
> from disk and it starts playing.

So you say Archos fw couldn't charge from flat cells, but Bootbox can?
That's good. Normal Rockbox should then be able to do the same.

> -is it possible to switch on backlight when charging in addiction of menu
> setting "backlight on when charging" or even a short backlight flash to
> show us the begin of the charging process in dark environment ?

Currently, bootbox doesn't contain backlight, in an attempt to be as small
as possible. I'm definitely not gonna use any Rockbox settings, to avoid
compatibility issues and a point of failure.

> -is it possible to center all text outputs on screen (better readability)

I have them right aligned and try to limit to 12 chars by 2 lines, so the
Player needs no separate code.

> -the string "Rescue boot" is a little bit perplexing, perhaps "loading
> firmware from disk" is better?

Brevity is it, see above...

> -is it possible to get a feedback at the end of the charging process with
> bootbox like "charged" or blinking power LED or blinking screen or see the
> charging state in percent?

I already implemented a percent/volt display, not committed yet.

> -is it possible to reset the runtime counter when the charger is plugged
> in like rockbox does?

No, I'm not touching the settings, on purpose.


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