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Subject: Re: Best rockbox build

Re: Best rockbox build

From: Francesco Danieli <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 19:48:34 +0200

We intend to use rockbox for a project that require tens (if not hundreads)
of mp3 players, which we eventually are going to buy.
We did some tests with Sansa Clip+, which is a good, cheap player and is
still in production (and it will stay like that for a good while).

The problem with the clip+ is bug #11664. For what we are going to use the
player for, it is very important to have only the rockbox firmware to boot,
even when plugged to a pc or to main via usb cable.
For the rest, we use only the basic functions of RB, mainly playlists and
It seems that is not that easy to fix the above bug and we don't have the
resources to fix it ourself, so i wonder which other player still in
production can satisfy our needs.

ps: I've even tried to offer some cash rewards for a fix on request to some
of you guys on IRC, but it seems you don't like/want that...


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Antony Stone <> wrote:

> On Friday 27 May 2011 at 10:12:02, Francesco Danieli wrote:
> > Hi there, I wonder what is the more stable build of rockbox, with the
> least
> > number of bugs, for a player that is still in production.
> > I couldn't find this info from the website...
> It's not a question of builds (the version of the software), it's a
> question
> of ports (making it work on specific hardware).
> lists "Stable ports" - all the players listed
> there
> will run the fully functional stable version of Rockbox.
> It also lists "unstable ports", which means Rockbox will run on the
> machines
> listed in that section, but functionality may be incomplete, less usable or
> have some problems.
> Finally there are "unusable ports" which means that someone has started
> getting Rockbox to work on the devices, but it's far from functional or
> usable on them, and much work remains to be done before they can be
> considered useful devices to run Rockbox on.
> Finding a player in production that Rockbox runs on is a difficult matter,
> mainly because the manufacturers don't tell Rockbox when they are dropping
> (or have dropped) a given model, but also partly just because "no longer in
> production" doesn't mean you can't buy it in the shops - stocks can take
> quite some time to run out, and this also varies between different
> countries.
> Bear in mnd that it's very difficult for the Rockbox team to get Rockbox
> running on a production player, because the length of time it takes to port
> Rockbox to a new device can easily be longer than the production lifetime
> of
> that particular model.
> What is your reason for specifically wanting a player that is currently in
> production?
> Regards,
> Antony.
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Francesco Danieli
BeatPick Ltd
"Our Music for Your Ideas"
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Received on 2011-05-27

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