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Subject: bundled WPSes => themes?

bundled WPSes => themes?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 07:51:41 +0100 (CET)


We're now shipping Rockbox packages with a few bundled WPSes, and I guess
there will soon be a whole bunch of them included with each release. (I've
really not heard many comments about this so I assume it just works fine for

Since each WPS often is best used with a specific font and with the statusbar
set to a specific state, we generate a .cfg for each bundled WPS.

The only problem with this approach is that "browse WPS files" in the menu
only shows WPS files and not the .cfg ones so it is pretty hard to select a
.cfg to set all the properties at once.

At the same time we see the iPod and H3x0 ports taking steps forward and if
not earlier, I think color screen support will add even more requests and
wishes for further "skinning" of Rockbox - things like background images etc.

All this taken together, I'm thinking that perhaps the bundled WPSes could be
the start of a "theme" concept. With a simple "browse themes" option in the
menu, we could browse the .cfg files in .rockbox/wps/ and consider them being
"themes" or "skins". When we add further configurations like bootup sound and
customizable icons, we could simply add the setting of those choices to these
very same .cfg files.

Good? Bad?

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2005-11-16

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