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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: aaron424 on June 11, 2009, 02:31:12 PM

Title: Wifi Micro SD and browser plugin-anyone willing to work on it?
Post by: aaron424 on June 11, 2009, 02:31:12 PM
http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/news/article.php/3638956

I know the micro sd/web browser plug-in idea has been posted before (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=18107.msg136289) but I want to bring it back. I am aware of the amount of work it would take to make a web browser, a network stack, and a driver for the hardware. I am not sure if there are micro sd slots in many other rockboxable players,  and I am sure that not all have a slot, which lowers the chances of this being implicated. The reason I am bringing it up again is I was wondering if anyone thought that it would be possible, but didn't want to take the time. Depending on if you guys think it would work, I could paypal someone to work on it, just to see.  It would be awesome to have  even a basic web browser on the e200's. (Also, I know it's a popular player so anyone who has $70 bucks for the adapter and wants to try this support the cause, the more people that want something done the higher a priority it is)
Title: Re: Wifi Micro SD and browser plugin-anyone willing to work on it?
Post by: GodEater on June 11, 2009, 03:24:32 PM
Getting those things working would be a near full time job for someone - so unless you're stinking rich, I doubt you could afford to pay someone to work on it.

If you *are* stinking rich though, I charge 62.5 GBP an hour.
Title: Re: Wifi Micro SD and browser plugin-anyone willing to work on it?
Post by: aaron424 on June 11, 2009, 03:31:20 PM
I see. Well never mind then, I wish I had way too much cash so I could pay you
Title: Re: Wifi Micro SD and browser plugin-anyone willing to work on it?
Post by: gevaerts on June 11, 2009, 03:41:33 PM
The thing is, volunteers work on these things for fun. If we did it for money, nothing would get done as nobody would have the amounts required to pay the normal rates for high quality software work.
Title: Re: Wifi Micro SD and browser plugin-anyone willing to work on it?
Post by: aaron424 on June 11, 2009, 03:50:57 PM
True. Anyone want to try it for fun? (although this task doesn't sound like fun)
I wish I could code... I am trying to learn now :P

Edit: Couldn't you base the browser on an open source one with size and navigation changes? (http://webkit.org/)

Title: Re: Wifi Micro SD and browser plugin-anyone willing to work on it?
Post by: GodEater on June 12, 2009, 02:06:42 AM
Edit: Couldn't you base the browser on an open source one with size and navigation changes? (http://webkit.org/)

Not really. There are quite large differences between the approaches taken to write software for PCs and embedded devices. We've discussed *that* before as well. I even made it to GoldenQuotes in the wiki with my explanation of why this isn't really feasible.
Title: Re: Wifi Micro SD and browser plugin-anyone willing to work on it?
Post by: aaron424 on June 12, 2009, 10:31:13 AM
Ok, well that really makes it a lot harder. Having to build everything from the ground up would be a huge project.