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Subject: Re: Just an Idea

Re: Just an Idea

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 23:03:13 +0200

On 23.05.2006, Roberto Lublinerman wrote:

> Let me first say that I am new to rockbox and rockbox-dev, and

> I am about to start coding a patch to make the navigation work
> the following way: The starting menu will defined on a file,
> i.e. tagnavi.config, each entry will be as now related to tag
> navigation, or related to a file or directory. This way one
> can configure what is shown in the main menu and for examples
> include a common used plugin, an image, a playlist, some root
> directory or a submenu defined in the same way.

This idea was already brought up several times, and was declined
every time. There are at least two major reasons against it:

- Localisation is impossible (or at least very hard) to
  implement with such a concept. The tagcache categories already
  suffer from this.

- If the file is missing/corrupted/malformed/whatever, it will
  be impossible to navigate rockbox at all.

Another quite old idea would be implementing a user configurable
menu *in addition* to the main menu. This way, one wouldn't
loose all navigation if the config gets corrupted, and it
wouldn't need to take that many entries, because all less
frequently used stuff could be reached by the ordinary menu. The
question is how that could be implemented in an efficient way...
(*not* sacrificing localisation etc)

Regards, Jens
Received on 2006-05-24

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