Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Configurability; was: Re: Voice patches
Re: Configurability; was: Re: Voice patches
From: Daniel Dalton <daniel.dalton47_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 21:22:53 +1000
On 7/10/2007 8:31 PM, Tapio Kelloniemi wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 07:12:27PM +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> > On 7/10/2007 6:28 PM, Tapio Kelloniemi wrote:
> > >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).
> All buttons, since many players, such as ipod and x5, don't have spare
> buttons. Short and long presses of play and rec are already bound. Therefore,
> as I have pointed out many times earlier, it is necessary to make all buttons
> configurable so that owners of different types of devices are not unnecessarily
> penalised (by not giving them an opportunity to configure their DAP's
They did choose that device. But that won't happen.
1. To confusing for everyone.
2. To hard to give basic support.
3. The devs won't like it.
> > I doubt anyone would except all buttons.
> > Actually there is a patch in the tracker with a configurable rec button.
> > FS#5555
> As I once said, everybody cannot be made happy at the same time, except by
> granting complete control over button mappings (taking hardware restrictions
> into account).
Yes I would like to see every button configurable. But I know it won't
I was talking to JdGordon on irc and he said we don't like configurable
buttons in rockbox.
And that was just the rec button. So I can't see him saying:
"We won't except just a configurable rec button. But we are more than
happy to except every button configurable!"
If the devs don't want something it won't be excepted.
> > But yes I think the rec button should be configurable. I don't know how
> > that will affect support.
> What a pity, if one owns an ipod. Not a problem for a H380 user...
Don't buy an ipod. :-) Well tell me this.
You need a button to scroll up and down lists and to select options.
Then you need a button for play and stop. If you own an ipod what button
Do you know how to code and do button mappings?
> Anyway these configurable buttons have been discussed to death and it is
> clear that they will not be reality, not at least until someone submits a
No it won't even happen then. They already have FS#5555 in the tracker.
Are you blind? If so what do you think of a quick menu for blind users?
-- Daniel Dalton http://members.iinet.net.au/~ddalton/ daniel.dalton47_at_gmail.comReceived on 2007-10-07