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I can't see anything in the change logs?
I don't happen to consider having the screen brightness maxed out for extended periods "normal use", also, it was not promoted to stable *after* this was discovered either. It was marked as stable well before then if I remember correctly.
Look here: http://svn.rockbox.org/viewvc.cgi?view=rev;revision=29896
Also, you must consider that this is *free* software
And just choosing a seemingly arbitrary number to cap the brightness at doesn't sound like a solution. If I can have my brightness on full on original firmware, but we can't have it on Rockbox without blowing your device's power supply, it smells as if there's another more serious bug lurking and capping the brightness is just a sticking plaster.
Quote from: yapper on July 30, 2011, 11:38:45 PMLook here: http://svn.rockbox.org/viewvc.cgi?view=rev;revision=29896Ah, thanks. I'd expect changes to be listed, well, frankly, in the change log rather than having to pick through SVN. Which I can't even find from the homepage.
I've just installed RB, added a blank white image, maxed the brightness in OF, taken a photo with fixed WB/shutter speed/apeture/ISO settings on my S1500, and then played with the brightness in RB until the photos came out pretty much identical. 9 looks about right. As a side note, it still produces a lot of heat although not as much as when my previous Fuze died.
I don't happen to consider having the screen brightness maxed out for extended periods "normal use",
also, it was not promoted to stable *after* this was discovered either. It was marked as stable well before then if I remember correctly.
This is also not something that is happening with all of these devices, mine for instance are fine and I see no overheating.
The developers cannot be help responsible for testing every single circumstance that may arise in the usage of the device, as what is "normal" usage to you may not be to them.
To many people these are audio players, not flashlights or ways to play Doom etc. etc.
The developers also can't (nor should they) drop a port from stable to unstable based on problems that only a few devices are seeing. If that was the case then there would be very few ports (if any) that were "stable".
There have been limits set to (hopefully) prevent this overheating issue, but that's not to say that there are not as yet unknown variants of the hardware that will still be damaged by these new "safe" settings.
Also, you must consider that this is *free* software, and under no guarantee whatsoever, it is a conscious decision you are making to install it and if your device is damaged or left in a completely bricked state after installation or usage normal or otherwise then that falls on you and not the Rockbox team.
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