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Rockbox Development => New Ports => Topic started by: markun on July 13, 2007, 02:28:14 AM

Title: VCMX212 "open-source portable computing/gaming platform"
Post by: markun on July 13, 2007, 02:28:14 AM
Just came across a nice project (through hackaday.com)

http://wiki.virtualcogs.com/tiki-view_blog.php?blogId=1

The specs look nice and it's actually working :)

The codec has a Class-D amp, so I guess it's quite efficient. Let's hope the audio quality is good too.

Llorean suggested we could contact them about starting a rockbox port for it, but I haven't done so yet. Would anyone be interested in this player?
Title: Re: VCMX212 "open-source portable computing/gaming platform"
Post by: rosco_pc on July 13, 2007, 10:13:24 AM
Ha,

you beat me to it. Just wanted to post this as well :)
I do see a few problems with this platform though:

Otherwise a very nice platform, with ALL documentation available.
Title: Re: VCMX212 "open-source portable computing/gaming platform"
Post by: linuxstb on July 13, 2007, 10:47:13 AM
The specs look nice for a portable gaming platform, but doesn't seem like anyone's ideal DAP...

So I can't see any reason to port Rockbox to it - the intention (I assume) would be to port lots of existing open source games to it, and that would be much easier if it was running a Linux kernel, instead of Rockbox.

Although "rockbox-as-application" (as discussed again briefly in IRC today) would seem well-suited.