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Subject: Re: Blind people and cygwin

Re: Blind people and cygwin

Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 21:48:52 -0400


I have been helping off-list another list member, who has also become a good
friend, and I have created a straightforward ten-step instruction set for
installing Rockbox on the iPod and making it talk. If you like, please
write to my personal address at, and I will forward it
to you.

There are a few tricks not obvious from the Rockbox site that are easy to
overlook unless you've done the process several times.

I use the 30 GB iPod Video, myself.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hope Hein" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: Blind people and cygwin

> Hi bluechip!
> If you have a Rock box voice pacage for the Ipod 30 gig I would be
grateful if you could send it to me. We have been trying for two weeks to
load everything from We have followed the instructions.
Everything seems to be there the voice is in the lang file. It will not
work. For some reason some of the Rock Box members have been rude to me and
said the we did not follow the instructions. I am not tech savvy and become
frustrated when something does not work. I do not have time to keep fooling
around with this. If I can not get it working I guess I will give it to my
> Thank you for your assistance.
> Hope
> -----Original Message-----
> .From: "Bluechip"<>
> .Sent: 8/24/07 3:40:28 PM
> .To: "Peter Herngaard"<>, "Rockbox"<>
> .Subject: Re: Blind people and cygwin
> .
> .It will need updating, and although it's more a "chore" than a
> ."techinical task", I still have the "one-click-install" rockabox
> .devkit which would solve the problem for blind people.
> .
> .The main criticism of it, was that it only included exactly that
> .which was necessary to compile Rockbox, and so would go out of date
> .as rockbox required more files nad didn't contain such things as gdb
> .which the hard-core techie wanted.
> .
> .Of course, the other upside was that it was a 10MB install, not a
> .250MB install.
> .
> .If anyone wants it, just ask, probably beter to do so to my personal
> .email account and put something BIG AND OBVIOUS in the subject line
> .in case my spam filter decides to get picky.
> .
> .Picked up on the thread late, hope I didn;t miss the point.
> .
> .BlueChip
> .
> .At 20:15 24/08/2007, you wrote:
> .>Perhaps blind people want to install only the rockbox related
> .>packages in which case you are stuck in the partially inaccessible
> .>setup screen.
> .>
> .>
> .>
> .>
> .>
> .>
> .>
> .>----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Dalton"
> .>To: "Rockbox" <>
> .>Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 12:00 AM
> .>Subject: Re: Blind people and cygwin
> .>
> .>
> .>>I replied on another list but I will reply again.
> .>>1. Follow the instructions on the rockbox site.
> .>>2. When you get to the package selection screen find the line all
> .>>default and left click the d. Now it should say all install.
> .>>3. Click next.
> .>>Now follow the instructions as normal.
> .>>Do this for the rockbox package selection screen as well.
> .>>Finally this will download maybe over 1 gb so make sure you have a
> .>>big download limit.
> .>>
> .>>--
> .>>Daniel Dalton
> .
Received on 2007-08-25

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