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Subject: Re: charging questions

Re: charging questions

From: James Teh <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 22:06:20 +1000

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> James Teh wrote:
>> Sorry, this is not what I meant. The idle timeout does indeed trigger as
>> it should when the charger is disconnected, but my point is that the
>> user should be able to shut down Rockbox while on charge and then
>> disconnect with Rockbox powering off upon disconnect.
> I don't get it. Why would it be so much more difficult to shut down the
> player after charging it than while it is charging? And why even
> consider waiting for the idle timeout instead of shutting it down
> manually? I'm confused.
Scenario: user is using player while charging, then wants to shut down,
key lock and go to bed, leaving the player to charge overnight. User
then wants to quickly disconnect the unit from charger the next morning
and drop in a bag, rather than having to disengage key lock, power off
and re-engage. Of course, user could simply just avoid key lock after
use in the first place. As I said, it isn't a huge inconvenience, but it
seems to be inconsistent with most expected behaviour and the existing
behaviour when an Archos is connected to power, although Jens noted taht
the charging screen might be removed which would eliminate this latter
inconsistency. Also, in future on the H300, to be consistent, if Rockbox
boots as soon as power is connected rather than dropping into a charging
screen, Rockbox must be loaded and auto resume may engage, meaning the
user would have to wait and stop playback after the charger is connected.


James Teh
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Received on 2006-06-26

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