i have grown tired of archos abandoning generation after generation of device. there is talk currently of them releasing a hacker plugin or an alternate firmware, and that is good. but if it turns out to be just talk, i will not be a happy person.
so here it is, my ultimatum. archos, since you have determined to not support your devices, open them up so that other people can. i will wait paitently until the end of september. that gives you 5 weeks. if by the end of those 5 weeks you havent done this, i will start releasing hacks on the first of every month. hacks that you dont want made public.
the first one (oct 1) will be a hack to enable each and every plugin for free for those who still have a hackable 605 as a reward for their paitence.
the second one (nov 1) will be free plugins for everybody else
the third (dec 1) is Christmas time, so i'll give the gift of freedom to archos device owners. it will only get more interesting after that.
do what is right archos. reclaim some reputation and dont abandon your customers. see you in 39 days...
I respect everything you say, and trust me, this excites me
, and I know you said this is an ultimatum, not a discussion, but I felt the need to say this.
Realize, archilles, that this is a very real-life threat, and a very real-life commitment. Much like the never released update to the Q-Topia/openPMA-ng images
that I (along with other forum dwellers) vented aggrivation towards, if you do not fulfill your words, you are just going to create a new wave of angry dwellers.
**[This next part NOT to be taken as an insult]**
I am not really looking out for you on this, because to me, you are just a screen-name who posted some words and concepts, but I am looking out for the forum and the admins and the mods. If this does backfire on you, and create the frustration that was created [more than] once before, it is just going to create more of a hassle for the admins and mods to oversee the talk going on and ensure that the forum rules are followed.
Trust me, I applaud you for having the guts to put a threat like this public, and to put 'reputation' on the line by promising so much, and if you do fulfill everything you say, I will worship you.
I am not saying you can't do it, and I am not saying that you probably haven't already done it, but I am saying that if you don't do as you promise and release these, the effects can be bad.
Those are just my couple of cents and thoughts.
Best of luck in your pursuit, and I do hope to see something this coming October 1st.