Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Optimisation of Rockbox for Openstreetmap Use
Optimisation of Rockbox for Openstreetmap Use
From: Sven Geggus <usenet_at_fuchsschwanzdomain.de>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 12:11:22 +0000 (UTC)
I recently acquiered a Rockbox capable Player (Sansa E280) which
works pretty well. Unfortunately the generic Rockbox settings are not
that perfect for Openstreetmap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/) use.
Is there any chance to somehow "remap" the Sansa Keys?
Here is what I would need to make Rockbox the perfect Player Software
for OSM mappers.
A Mapper is usually cruising around by bike while mapping streets.
Metadata (Street-Names etc.) has to be acquired using something else
than a GPS device. Notepad and pencil or dictating machines are used
for this purpose (e.g. GPS-Point Number 042 = Foobar-Street).
This is where Rockbox comes to mind. I usually listen to music while
mapping Streets and now it would be perfect when I could simply press
the record button, recording speech as long as holding down the
However, when the record button is released the player should
continue playing music. I wish to do this exactly that way, because
it is very unconvenient to dismount any time recording something, so
this should be a no-brainer.
Would this be possible using Rockbox and if so, where would I need to
hack the defaults?
Unfortunately the manual does not mention a key remapping feature.
-- If we want hardware to work to its full potential, we need to claim to be a recent version of Windows. (Matthew Garrett) /me is giggls_at_ircnet, http://sven.gegg.us/ on the WebReceived on 2008-05-10