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Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove some functions & menu entries if plugins are not enabled

Re: [PATCH] Remove some functions & menu entries if plugins are not enabled

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 23:18:09 +1100

On 4 October 2010 23:06, Rafaël Carré <> wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:52:52 +0100
> Dave Hooper <> wrote:
>> How many targets have no plugins due to technical constraints (like
>> 'impossibility)?
> I think only android, and that would be more because of variable screen
> size rather than lack of keymaps like on other targets.
>> I realise android builds currently have no plugins
>> but I doubt that will be the case forever (I could imagine demand for
>> things like fft and pictureflow)
> Some plugins would be cool indeed, there is also file properties and
> credits which are implemented a bit like viewers.
> --
> ✍ Rafaël Carré ☺

I think this is a bad idea because targets which just disable all
plugins is really due to the dev being lazy. Sure the games wont work,
but alot/many/some of the plugins will work fine, and some are even
required to fully use rockbox (random folder advance config, credits,
properties, etc).

A patch which split the plugins into more manageable groups (which can
be separately #ifdefed out would be a much better approach.

Received on 2010-10-04

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