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Subject: Re: Reviewers and committer for talkative RB

Re: Reviewers and committer for talkative RB

From: Michael Sevakis <>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 01:56:48 -0500

Voice is breaking my balls again already!

----- Original Message -----
From: Will Robertson
To: Rockbox development
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:43 AM
Subject: Re: Reviewers and committer for talkative RB

I've been advocating these patches on IRC, but I haven't actually gotten
around to looking at them myself.
I've made a point to actually compile a build with the splash screen
enhancements, and I'll post back my thoughts once I've done this.
Keep up the great work :)

On 11/1/06, Paul Louden <> wrote:
Often what happens is that the developers who are capable of committing
patches are just very busy people. They see a patch of interest, think "I'll
look through that later, when I have time" and then proceed not to really
have time for several days, by which time it has become lost in a pile of
plenty of things to look at.

One of the most helpful things you can do is to try to visit the IRC
channel, and ask about specific patches and whether any of the developers
can offer feedback as to whether anything is preventing your patch from

On 11/1/06, Stéphane Doyon <> wrote:
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:

>> Anyway I'd like to work on some of that, in what little spare time I
>> :-). I just wanted to make sure there's no actual opposition to this
>> of stuff.
> Absolutely not! We are delighted to have a coder that gives these things
> attention.

Thanks for all the responses I got on this thread. However, when I asked
whether there was any interest for improved voice feedback, I should have
asked whether there was any such interest AMONG DEVELOPERS :-). I have
received almost no feedback to any of my patches. Is there anything I can
do to change that?

It would be motivating to get some of this stuff committed.

P#6159 Add voice to roughly 100 splashe screens and yesno menus
I'm pretty much satisfied with that one. It's nice to be told things like
"Directory buffer full", "Really delete", "Erase dynamic playlist?",

P#6171 Talking quick screen
Seems to work fine.

P#6138 Be more talkative in info menu
Pretty trivial stuff...

P#6236 talk mp3 clip fallback
This one did receive comments. I have rearranged the existing settings as
suggested. Works for me.

P#6237 Shorter hover delay for talk mp3 clips
Feedback and testing would be nice.

P#6239 Lack of protection against reuse of p_thumbnail: tentative fix
Works for me.

P#6240 Improved voice feedback in bookmark selection
Works for me. Seems to me the "most recent bookmarks" list is pretty much
useless for blind users without this.

P#6271 Say something when entering an empty directory
Just posted that one, seems to work.

P#6188 Tracklock: audio book mode, avoid unintentional track skips
That's the one preventing inadvertent track skips, such as for audio
books. I'm never losing my place anymore. I would like to know what others
think about the way it's done though. Also it's incomplete: missing key
mappings and visual feedback.

I also have this one that's not voice / accessibility related:
P#6238 A few more intuitive key mappings for X5
Do these make sense?


Stéphane Doyon
Received on 2006-11-01

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