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Subject: Re: DAISY (was: Re: New players for the blind and Rockbox?)

Re: DAISY (was: Re: New players for the blind and Rockbox?)

From: Arno Schuh via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:39:31 +0100

Hi,

10 years ago I asked for a DAISY feature in Rockbox. Daniel Weck replied as
follows:

On Samstag, 21. August 2010 08:21 [GMT+1=CET], Daniel Weck
<daniel.weck_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>> There where somebody who tried to include DAISY capability to
>> Rockbox. Is this project still working?
>
> A few years ago I attempted (for fun) to implement a DAISY fileset
> parser based on a port of the Mini-XML parser and the D-BestFit malloc
> implementation...it ended-up half-working, in the sense that it would
> work fine on the simulator but would crash on the actual device. I
> also tried porting Expat, I remember it working to a point...but to be
> honest I can't remember what my progress was !! :)
> I'm sure there are better ways to handle XML on low-resource devices,
> such as pre-processing the XML on desktop machines, or by using an
> optimized XML pull parser that doesn't eat-up all the memory with the
> XML DOM (which is what I was trying to do with SAX events). The
> project has been dead for a long time but I managed to document a few
> things (source code there as well):
>
> http://code.google.com/p/rockbox-experimental/w/list
>
> Cheers, Dan

Perhaps somebody else would be so nice to pick up his work, and add the
DAISY features to Rockbox. I suppose that might not only a helpful feature
for blind people only, but for readers of any other audiobooks, too.

Yours sincerely

Arno

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