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Subject: Re: Pool to help develop power management on ipods

Re: Pool to help develop power management on ipods

From: Peter C. Gravelle <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 21:01:35 -0400

I know I'd be ready, willing, and able to toss in a few bucks to this
as well. The question becomes what happens when we have one person who
gets to, let's say, 88% of original firmware, and then one person
comes along with 3% to push it across the line. Do we divvy it up by
percent? By duration of record held? Or is it winner-take-all?

This is not to say it's a bad idea -- quite the opposite -- just that
it is not a simple one.

On 3/21/07, Marc MERLIN <> wrote:
> So, I have an ipod video, and I love rockbox (I'm a user back to the
> original 6GB archos), but the lack of power management is indeed a problem
> for me.
> I'm not too sure if it's due to lack of developer time, or lack of hardware
> docs. Either way, if it helps, I'd like to wager $100 towards an effort to
> bring runtime within at least 90% of the original firmware (or whatever is
> deemed to be reasonably achievable if there is an unresolvable documentation
> issue)
> If you think this has a chance to succeed, please accept my wager. If there
> is no current way to gather wagers like mine, I can look into some kind of
> online petition to get more wagers.
> Thanks,
> Marc
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Received on 2007-03-22

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