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Rockbox Development => Starting Development and Compiling => Topic started by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 08:52:25 AM

Title: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 08:52:25 AM
how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?

just like the title says  ;D
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Llorean on June 07, 2006, 08:55:30 AM
It's been pretty widely discussed in the forums, and it's a good idea to search before asking. Also, if you type "patch" into the search box at the front of the rockbox.org page, one of the pages you'll see is named "WorkingWithPatches" which is a good clue that it's what you want.
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 08:58:23 AM
hehe slight slight mistake :D
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 09:00:46 AM
i didnt understand a word of "working with patches page" i found this though :

http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/3045

and since i want to apply the album art patch, im guessing i have to put that code in somewhere, where do i do that?
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Llorean on June 07, 2006, 09:03:29 AM
Well, you have to apply the album art patch.

Have you set up the tools to compile your own copy of Rockbox yet? This is necessary to apply patches.
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 09:05:50 AM
but i dont want to make anything, i just want to install a theme, and it says i need album art patch.
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Llorean on June 07, 2006, 09:06:50 AM
And to apply patches you have to compile your own build, as I said.
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 09:13:47 AM
i downloaded patch 2.5..bla bla

and diffutils like it said on the workingwithpatchespage, now how do i do it?
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Llorean on June 07, 2006, 09:15:30 AM
Have you set up what you need to compile first?
As I said, you have to be able to compile before you can patch.
Try this: http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SimpleGuideToCompiling
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 09:29:26 AM
cool, im following all those instructions, thnx a lot, ill tell u if i get it right,
thats a heck of a lot of stuff to do ??? :-[
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Llorean on June 07, 2006, 09:30:27 AM
Well, patches are features that aren't done well enough yet to be used in the official build (or in some cases things not wanted in the official build, though Album Art is more the former).

So, really, they're intended for developers only in almost all cases.
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Febs on June 07, 2006, 09:40:10 AM
Jude, depending on what ipod you have, some people have precompiled patched builds available.  Search around this forum to see what's available.
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 09:47:47 AM
thnx for the help guys

so its for developers, no wonder i had problems with it :P 8)
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Llorean on June 07, 2006, 09:51:00 AM
There is no expectation that users should have to patch, by any means.
Patches are there while things are being developed, and as a means for people to contribute to the project. The Album Art patch will definitely be included eventually, but there are still some barriers, and until then many people have taken the steps necessary to use it in its current form.
Title: Re: Hey, how do i install album art patch, or any kind of patch for that matter?
Post by: Jude on June 07, 2006, 10:00:48 AM
thnx man, i just went for a simpler theme instead, guess i can wait.