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Subject: Re: Shutting down/startup voicing wanted?

Re: Shutting down/startup voicing wanted?

From: Jonas H <>
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 18:14:47 +0200

Rocker wrote:

>> 1. Would you want a voice message once Rockbox has booted and is ready?
> *Sure but could it be customizable so that it doesn't interfear with resume
> at startup? It is annoying when starting up my IHP-140 and I don't get any
> voice feed back until I navigate over or into a folder.

Absolutely. Rockbox should not say a word (or make a noise) if resume on
startup is on. The point of a "ready" message is to make Rockbox make
the user aware that it's ready. Playing music is of course better at
that than any message.

And the current patch doesn't do anything if resume on startup is on,

>> 2. Would you want a voice message when Rockbox begins shutting down, and
> you no longer have to hold the key you are holding?
> *Sure, that would be kind of cool. I miss the shut down option that used to
> be available through the menues. Then again I can't remember if that was
> just for the Archos players and not the IRiver units.

And here again, the idea is indeed to provide feedback that Rockbox is
shutting down, and you can stop holding the button now to avoid
confusion (did I shut down or not?). I assume that the added feedback
was why you liked the menu option.

To me it sounds like there's support all around for both startup and
shutdown notices.

I think customizable sounds should be handled separately. If someone
wants to whip up a patch, look at FS#6097, and I imagine it should be
fairly easy from there (check for mp3 file, "talk" it if it exists).

Jonas H
Received on 2006-10-01

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