Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Bumping arm and m68k toolchains to gcc 4.9.4
Re: Bumping arm and m68k toolchains to gcc 4.9.4
From: Steph MM _at_ yahoo via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:01:32 +0000 (UTC)
On Friday, 27 March 2020, 20:11:38 CET, Solomon Peachy via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se> wrote:
IMO it makes more sense to finally bite the bullet
and formally retire the Archose targets, and all HWCODEC stuff while
we're at it.
> I own an Archos XS-202, still going well, the only player for which I did not feel the need Rockbox, were it available. If I owned an older Archos target and had installed Rockbox on it, all I would need is to have some kind of access maintained to whichever release or build working on it. Just to make sure I can still install it in case of a hard reset.
> The same applies to all targets which have been working reasonnably well even those which never reached the "stable" status. For instance the Cowon D2 which work perfectly well.
Many such old players are hard stuff, last for decades and can be repaired easily. The critical parts are the line out/earphones socket, usb/charging port and the battery. Thanks to the touchscreen, buttons may fail but the targets may remain usable.
Targets such as the Clip+ or Clip zip, on the other hand, will die much younger I'm afraid. Repairing them looks like expert DIYing. Tiny resoldering is probably a pain. I manage to keep mine working by using a remote earphones socket.
Received on 2020-03-28