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Subject: Re: Configurability; was: Re: Voice patches

Re: Configurability; was: Re: Voice patches

From: Daniel Dalton <>
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 19:12:27 +1000

On 7/10/2007 6:28 PM, Tapio Kelloniemi wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 06:38:13PM +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> > On 6/10/2007 1:21 PM, Stéphane Doyon wrote:
> > >Also a quick way to adjust volumes when browsing files or
> > >menus.
> >
> > Is this sort of thing likely to be implemented into rockbox.
> > I am not saying at all it is not a good idea. Personally I think it is a
> > great idea but most of the devs are sighted and may think it is a waste
> > of a button.
> Well, everybody who doesn't use voice, will think that adding a button
> for voice control is waste. IMHO there are two alternative solutions to
> this:
> 1. Make all buttons configurable. This is preferable and it would be
> extremely useful for everybody, including sighted folks. Devs have however
> decided that such a feature will not make its way to RockBox, because
> it would introduce a support hell.

All buttons? Or just the rec button and maybe a long press of play and
possibly a long press of ab (h300).
I doubt anyone would except all buttons.
Actually there is a patch in the tracker with a configurable rec button.

>This means that RockBox is not fund
> for advanced users who demand advanced features. Of course anyone
> can do their favourite remappings and recompile Rockbox, but more
> advanced things such as "dead keys" cannot be implemented with one line
> of code, and if all advanced users do this on their own, it is a waste
> of resources. In order to make Rockbox an extensible, customisable digital
> audio player firmware a change in attitudes is needed. Personally I don't
> believe in this possibility.
> 2. Add a quick screen for voice users which is accessible in all contexts.
> In this "quick screen" a voice prompt would be issued and following
> key presses could be used to trigger actions (eg. change volume,
> speak battery level, etc.) However, wasting a button problem remains
> unless the button mappings of this screen are made configurable.
> > Also I am working on a long press of rec to say the time and a short
> > press to go to the radio.
> This rec button has been discussed for years. I don't believe that
> any patches related to this issue will be applied. (see above for configurable
> button mappings which would solve this issue once and for all).

Your right. But I mainly did it for myself since I wanted to here the
battery level quickly and the time.
But I think Stephane's quick screen is a better idea.
But yes I think the rec button should be configurable. I don't know how
that will affect support.

Daniel Dalton
Received on 2007-10-07

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