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Third Party => Other Utilities => Topic started by: zin0099 on March 30, 2010, 02:38:14 AM

Title: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: zin0099 on March 30, 2010, 02:38:14 AM
since ipodlinux was converted using rockbox bootloader for the sansa e200 series i was wondering since ipodlinux was ported/converted to sansalinux for sansa e200 would porting some of the ipodlinux apps like ines or idarcnes nes emulater ,gpsp the gba emulater turned in to plugins for sansa players with rockbox?would it work? or would it not work?
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: bluebrother on March 30, 2010, 02:50:49 AM
It will not work.
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: zin0099 on March 30, 2010, 12:54:45 PM
so would having sansalinux(ipodlinux) as another boot on the player, would that work?

i was just thinking that since e200 series is most likey not as powerful as a sansa fuse would it work then?

just asking questions cuss i would like nes on my player
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: saratoga on March 30, 2010, 04:08:31 PM
Not sure what you're asking, but you can't run sansalinux on a fuze.
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: zin0099 on April 01, 2010, 12:24:57 AM
i know you can't run sansalinux on a fuse but is it possible to port it since e200 series can run it?

i just would like to use more of my sansa fuse with homebrew programs,
like i said:
-nes emulater
-gba emulater
-ipod linux's gb emulater
-etc

i know their not perfect but it's a start at least!
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: saratoga on April 01, 2010, 12:30:13 AM
i know you can't run sansalinux on a fuse but is it possible to port it since e200 series can run it?

Yes, the process would be similar to porting rockbox to the device.

i just would like to use more of my sansa fuse with homebrew programs,
like i said:
-nes emulater
-gba emulater
-ipod linux's gb emulater
-etc

Its probably a lot easier to port these programs to Rockbox then to port an entire operating system to a new platform. 
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: zin0099 on April 01, 2010, 10:02:04 AM
then could there be a request for the nes emulaters ines or idarcnes 2 be ported? or make a hybird of both into one?

i would say if the gpsp "GBA EMU" is somewhat playable (mostly rpgs would work)  why not?
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: evilnick on April 01, 2010, 11:01:19 AM
Sure, you could request that they be ported. But what traditionally happens with Rockbox development is that the coders put in features/fixes for parts that they are personally interested in. And the focus is usually on the music playback rather than emulators.

Having said that, there is a patch for a NES emulator as FS#2911, though I haven't tried it personally.
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: zin0099 on April 02, 2010, 12:14:21 PM
there is a patch for a NES emulator as FS#2911

is it compiled already or just source code?
Title: Re: sansalinux "ipod linux" programs for sansa players
Post by: saratoga on April 02, 2010, 02:22:21 PM
there is a patch for a NES emulator as FS#2911

is it compiled already or just source code?


Patches are source code.