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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: Daniel Weck via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:02:56 +0000

Hello all!
Ah, 13 years ago ... seems like a lifetime! :)
Unfortunately I didn't migrate my GoogleCode SVN repository before the
service closed down, so to my knowledge there are no remaining traces of
this codebase online.
I probably have a local backup somewhere, but to be honest it is probably
best to research this XML / DAISY parsing problem and to implement it from
scratch again, based on the latest RockBox codebase.
My prototype never worked on actual devices (crash), only on the emulator.
PS - see this discussion thread:
https://www.rockbox.org/mail/archive/rockbox-dev-archive-2007-09/0069.shtml
Regards, Daniel

On Fri, 20 Nov 2020 at 10:42, Arno Schuh via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
wrote:

> 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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