Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: what does "end of life" for ROMBOX mean in practice?
Re: what does "end of life" for ROMBOX mean in practice?
From: [IDC]Dragon <idc-dragon_at_gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 15:20:36 +0200
> I have an Archos Recorder V1. I'm on some post 2.5 CVS version. they
It makes a difference of about 150kB more available RAM because the code stays in ROM. More RAM means longer playtime due to less disk spinups. Also it gives more headroom for voice files. And it boots a tiny bit faster, because the decompression to RAM step is not required.
How to tell:
If you use rombox, you're definitely using bootbox as the alternative firmware. This was a prerequisite to make both fit in there.
It means you lose above benefits.
> * can I cut my own stripped down build which would/might fit?
> * walk back to older GCC
No, that'll make it larger.
You can solder in a larger flash chip, that's what I've done. Rombox will last for very much longer here...
> * if I want to keep up with current/head, how do I make that work
You just do the "normal" update procedure. Unpack all the current version's files to your box, boot with F1 held to have it booing the new version from disk, flash it by clicking on the new .ucl file.
> explanation sought by confused/scared user...
Hope to have helped,
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