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Upcoming Release 3.0

From:  Paul Louden <paulthenerd-AT-gmail.com>
To:  Rockbox <rockbox-AT-cool.haxx.se>
Subject:  Upcoming Release 3.0
Date:  Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:54:41 -0500
Message-ID:  <48768521.8080806@gmailcom>
Archive-link:  Article

As many of you may know, at the recent Developer's Conference we decided 
to make a strong push to finally get a release version 3.0 of Rockbox 
out the door.

To this end, we will probably be making many tough decisions about 
whether or not some players are at a level of working functionality good 
enough to consider a "Release" version, and whether or not some features 
are reliable enough to be included in the version. These decisions will 
be decided by the developers, and will not be subject to voting. What 
I'm asking for here is merely any opinions: Do you, as the users, have 
any strong opinions on what players that you have personally used have 
significant problems big enough that you personally would not be 
comfortable with a build of Rockbox having a 3.0 release for it.

Here are some specific things to be aware of: This is NOT for 
highlighting bugs you think need to be fixed before the release. The 
release is going to happen. Any bug you mention here, you should assume 
it will not be fixed by the release, and be pointing it out because you 
personally think it's major enough to prevent a release for the player 
you own. The bug must occur in the current build and have a flyspray number.

When responding to this email, list the players you think are unsuitable 
for release, and the specific flyspray number for the bug. Do not bother 
describing the bug, if the flyspray description in insufficient add a 
comment there.

Also, the same applies to RBUtil: We would like to have a release 
version of this to go with the release of the software. In the case of 
it, list flyspray numbers of significant problems you feel should 
prevent it from already being considered a release version. That means 
major bugs folks.

Also, we are aware that accessibility features in RBUtil are not up to 
par, and wish to apologize but it's unlikely there will be any drastic 
improvement in the GUI version before the release in terms of the 
accessibility of RBUtil itself (voice /talk generation, on the other 
hand is something we want badly to work).

Thank you for your time,
Paul
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