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Subject: Re: SD Card BUS royalties on a new hardware

Re: SD Card BUS royalties on a new hardware

From: Jonas Häggqvist <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:47:54 +0200

Jorge Pinto aka Casainho wrote:
> I understand now the question of need to have an internal flash memory
> for old Rockbox bootloader + Rockbox firmware + saved files, but we want
> an SD card for music, since it will boost the music sharing, and we want
> to help people sharing the music (I mean with Creative Commons license
> and the recorded by users).

No one said using SD is a bad idea. What *was* said, was that having
*only* an external SD slot is a bad idea. We're suggesting you have some
internal storage - which could be as little as 64MB - for storing Rockbox
and the related files, and booting from.

Do you really not see that having Rockbox on removable storage is a problem?

The Rockbox build, themes, settings, highscores etc will be on the SD
card, and you will have to copy these things back and forth or live with
everything changing and having to reboot each time you swap the SD card.

Jonas Häggqvist
Received on 2009-04-10

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