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Subject: Re: Rockbox 2.5.1 for Archos Machines Updated

Re: Rockbox 2.5.1 for Archos Machines Updated

From: Tom Cole <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:05:42 +1300

If you visit the wiki page, you will see that this is a private
unofficial build. It is not endorsed by the developers in any way.

In the past there was some interest expressed by people wanting to use
version 2.5.1 for their Archos machines, and the Rockbox developers
allowed me to use the wiki to host the downloads.

Recently, one of the developers advised me that I should provide the
source as this was a requirement of the Rockbox GPL licence. As I had
further developed my version for my own use I didn't have the source of
the version on the wiki page anymore. To put things right I have
provided new downloads plus the source as required.

Users are free to use the 2.5.1 version if they want, or not, as the
case may be. It's entirely their decision.

On Thu, 4 Jan 2007 23:14:05 -0600, "Paul Louden" <>

>I thought Rockbox 2.5.1 was meant to only be 2.5 with the improved power
>handling on Recorders and a few other bug fixes. At this point it seems to
>be becoming a custom build. Shouldn't you at this point be striving to get
>these updates into CVS Rockbox, rather than forking off the 2.5 codebase
>I may be missiong something, but it seems that if continued development is
>going to happen on this unofficial build, rather than it being a single
>static updated to 2.5, it should be treated as all the other unofficial
>builds rather than being hosted on the wiki in such a way.
>On 1/4/07, Tom Cole <> wrote:
>> I have just updated the Rockbox 2.5.1 download for Archos machines to
>> include the following:
>> Rapid exit from the Menus is provided by holding the F1 key.
>> Battery level accuracy is improved during the first minute after
>> booting.
>> The Off key can be used to exit from the Quick Menus.
>> The Status Bar layout has been improved.
>> Fade on Stop/Pause has less dead time, is more snappy.
>> Source code is provided. This is a requirement of the
>> Rockbox GPL licence.
>> Downloads are from the Rockbox Wiki site. See
>> for further details.
Received on 2007-01-05

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