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Subject: Re: unable to get latest version of rockbox to work on old V1

Re: unable to get latest version of rockbox to work on old V1

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:42:46 -0500

Tom Cole wrote:
> I notice that the 3.4 releasers have *not* stepped forward and said "We
> tested the voice file on the Archos V1 Recorder and it worked for us".
> Without commenting on the technical skills of John Covici (the OP), I
> think it is unreasonable to expect a blind person to have to jump
> through these kind of hoops in order to use a rather important (to them)
> basic facility of the release.
Nobody expects him to have to jump through those kinds of hoops. The
software is simply made available. You can use it or not, at your
choosing. It's not like you're paying for it.

It's made entirely by volunteers. If you want to see that something like
this doesn't happen, *you* should put in the effort to do the testing
before the release. You didn't, it happened, and now despite the fact
that you haven't volunteered any time at all, you're complaining about
the fact that volunteers who may not even *have* this hardware (as,
believe it or not, not every developer owns every piece of hardware,
especially relatively ancient hardware like this) didn't catch this
issue in advance.

There's a finite amount of time in the world, and "hold up the release
until every feature is tested on every hardware" is basically equivalent
to "never release." Releases are given the best testing they can be
given by the people available in the time available. By volunteers.

So, frankly, if you're not happy with the process, don't use the software.
Received on 2009-09-29

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