Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Archos Gmini xs202s
Re: Archos Gmini xs202s
From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 16:04:56 +0200 (CEST)
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Bluechip wrote:
>> No, it is not and it is not likely to ever be.
> That sentence reads as if you(collective) would _favour_ it never being
> supported. If some coder got Rockbox working on the Gmini series, you
> you(collective) prefer him/her to fork?
No, but that someone would first have to:
1 - cleanup the int/long situation (CalmRISC which is used in these devices is
a 16bit thing)
2 - make sure the gcc port is working - there is no official support for
CalmRISC in gcc
3 - deal with the hardward architecture and plugins/codecs
... and I don't consider it likely that anyone will pass these obstacles. If
someone does, then it will be a proof of true dedication!
> Which also leads me to a thought I had the other day. Many of the new units
> have USB-Master and video functionality - is the planning or even
> expectation for supporting these features?
Rockbox does play mpeg2 videos already, albeit still without sound, on the
And yes, we want USB host support added but that's quite some work.
>> There was once some work done on a port for that series of devices but the
>> work was abandoned by the single developer working on it (like a year ago)
>> and it has not since been worked on.
> Is that work still valid, or is it redundant "needs a total rework" code?
I'd guess that there's a serious case of bitrot in that area, as Rockbox
development has exploded since that work was abandoned.
-- Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/Received on 2006-09-12