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Subject: Re: [RaaA] Weekly status report

Re: [RaaA] Weekly status report

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:28:36 +1000

On 15 June 2010 00:14, Thomas Martitz
<> wrote:
> I'm sorry that I left out the last week's report, the uni kept me busy this
> week (forunately at least the devcon attenders are aware of my progress).
> But it paid of, my Rockbox presentation went really really well :P
> Back to the topic: My project is in a good shape I think. I can actually
> build an SDL application right now (not defining SIMULATOR or any target).
> You can look at the code at
> However, it's not quite finished yet. To make it distributable I have to
> work out how to the file system and how to install it.
> a) We collected some ideas two weeks ago but we didn't manage to find a
> consensus I think. I still think exposing the full / is unnecessary but OTOH
> I wouldn't want to limit users. But it could also be annoying to always
> start off at / when browsing for music. I guess we need a way to link/mount
> (configurable) directories into the start point of the file browser for
> convinience but then it could get tricky with the database (I fear the
> redundancy would make it list files multiple times).
> b) Where to install it? /usr/local/bin (or C:\Program Files\Rockbox) comes
> into my mind, but then there's the problem of not having write access in the
> installation routine. Installing somewhere into $HOME seems weird. Another
> idea would be installing the binaries to /usr/local/bin, the plugins/codecs
> to /usr/local/share, and see what changes are needed to de-attach them from
> the .rockbox directory.
> Best regards.

for b we should at least skirt the issue and put the executable next
to .rockbox/ and then the paths are obvious (so it is portable
app....). I guess OS dependant paths do make sense, but do we really
need to worry about that yet?
Received on 2010-06-14

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