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Subject: Re: Buttons in Hold Mode

Re: Buttons in Hold Mode

From: Frank Gevaerts <>
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 20:00:47 +0100

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 09:24:16AM +0100, Rob Purchase wrote:
> Morning all,
> There has recently been some discussion and patches on Flyspray about
> allowing button combinations using the HOLD switch, on players with
> limited hardware buttons (eg. Cowon D2). An example usage is the option
> in the D2 retail firmware to use the +/- buttons to skip tracks while in
> hold mode, thus making the player usable while in a pocket or otherwise
> out of sight.

> So, what I want to establish if there are any other objections, or
> whether the above minor disadvantges are enough to keep a useful feature
> out of Rockbox (and if so, why?).

On re-reading the thread, my impression is that the consensus is that
this proposed hold+buttons functionality is acceptable provided there
is a setting to turn it off. I don't know if there is a consensus on
what the default for that setting should be.


"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
Received on 2009-11-08

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