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Old 08-18-2006, 06:26 AM   #1
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More Manifest Tags

Warning: Do not try the directory trick mentioned further down in very delicate files in the root structure, as they could be removed into folders causing random misfunction.

A brief examination of /usr/share/contentlister/mode shows some extra manifest files for the content finder application, with some undocumented tags beyond icons: application, storage, document name... This could be useful for people just looking to reorder their directory structure or document access. I have not seen yet a way to extract all the tags, I guess they are hardcoded in some library but not sure.

BTW I am not sure but I believe that while the memory stick only sees vfat partitions, the SD card can be formatted to ext2. Can someone confirm it? It can be useful to make virtual links towards folders in other devices.
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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That was an incredibly useful tip.

I highly recommend trying:

<directory>
<content>/</content>
</directory>

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And this one is fun too...

<application>
<Identifier>PROFILES</Identifier>
</application>

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<application>
<Identifier>SETUP</Identifier>
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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Doesn't run binaries, unfortunately.
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:12 AM   #5
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and the idea with <application><identifier> ... wont work, since the available applications seem to be controlled by er_registry.txt.
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:00 AM   #6
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The application tag Works great, just you get to run their apps not your own. But it let me built my own little work directory allowing easy access to iLiad settings instead of navigating to where iRex thinks they should be.

The directory tag lets you explore the live directory structure of your iLiad which is pretty interesting I thought. But if all you care about is running applications I guess its pretty boring.
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:11 AM   #7
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URGENT ALERT!!!!!!

Do not try the directory trick in very delicate files in the root structure, as they could be removed into folders causing random misfunction.

Scotty tricks are good ones to browse, but any try to read a file you have browsed to can cause this misbehaviour... the file gets a manifest and fells into a different folder.

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The application tag Works great, just you get to run their apps not your own. But it let me built my own little work directory allowing easy access to iLiad settings instead of navigating to where iRex thinks they should be.

The directory tag lets you explore the live directory structure of your iLiad which is pretty interesting I thought. But if all you care about is running applications I guess its pretty boring.
Wow that sounds good! Please keep us updated, Scotty (or should I say: Beam Me Up)!
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I am very sorry I did so dangereus suggestion. I'd like to see how to help to repair it.
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Am I the only one thinking it is friggin time for a way to reflash the thing ourselves?

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Am I the only one thinking it is friggin time for a way to reflash the thing ourselves?
Me too. For some reason I don't know my Iliad won't boot anymore either.
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Am I the only one thinking it is friggin time for a way to reflash the thing ourselves?
Or iRex could offer to access to the reflash method under usual "beta-tester non-disclosure" agreement.
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Hmm as self imposed penitence I will open my iLiad this Sunday and send you some pictures of the internals by monday afternoon. I preanounce it because you could be tempted to do it before sending them to repair; keep them on warranty.
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Dude, that sounds heroic but nevertheless stupid (no pun intended). Keep your warranty. I still hope that somehow we'll get a way to reflash once the SDK is out.
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