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Rockbox Development => New Ports => Topic started by: Nimos on April 21, 2014, 03:38:12 PM

Title: Rockbox as an application on windows phone 8
Post by: Nimos on April 21, 2014, 03:38:12 PM
A rockbox port for windows phone 8 will be very much appreciated, since there is no good player Application in Windows phone 8.

Is anyone interested in making the initial steps for the Windows phone port?

I can help in testing the Application. Currently I do not have access to a pc and will help in development when have access to one.

The first step required would be to port all the build scripts to visual studio compatible format.

I hope this thread will serve as a initial step to spark interests in the port and to prepare a list of action items and hurdles in developing this Application.

Thanks for everyone who made RAAA working on Android.
Title: Re: Rockbox as an application on windows phone 8
Post by: [Saint] on April 22, 2014, 04:22:00 AM
Is anyone interested in making the initial steps for the Windows phone port?

If anyone was interested, I highly doubt you would need to be asking if anyone was interested.

FWIW, I don't know a single active developer that uses Windows Phone. Not a single one.

At this point I highly suspect that the ideal candidate for this work is yourself, as you appear to have both the hardware and the inclination, which is something I can't say for sure exists in the current developer base.


[Saint]
Title: Re: Rockbox as an application on windows phone 8
Post by: Nimos on April 22, 2014, 03:03:22 PM
Thanks Saint.
I am new to programming and I am gathering knowledge about mobile apps and Windows Applications now.
I will start doing some preliminary things once I get access to a PC with the necessary tools. Like creating a skeleton program with the same interface as the android code.
Then I will try to reuse the existing native code for android in Windows phone app.

By the way I need one clarification. Is it better to start with the android port or the code of the Windows simulator build. Which one do you think will be more suitable for porting to Windows phone?
Title: Re: Rockbox as an application on windows phone 8
Post by: saratoga on April 22, 2014, 06:46:59 PM
I would start by setting up whatever is needed to target windows phone with GCC. I suspect this will be tricky.