Glad I was some help. SNO
Glad I was some help. SNO
Well, my first impressions are that there is a LOT less tinkering and instability issues than I've suffered through so far with other FE's I've tried, with more of the things I use working beautifully. It is very fast to respond and my little $100.00 Foxconn Atom barebone build with W7 pro likes it just fine. I find I'm looking to offload stuff from the OS and hard drive rather than having to add more.
On the downside, the media library control is pretty spartan, but it works. I never was a fan of media player audio, especially after hearing my stuff played over Foobar, so I'll have to see how it works in the car. It really was a big difference when I changed to Foobar.
This is the closest I've come to having the Holy Grail of carpc (IMHO) with a working Bluetooth hands-free phone. I have a cheap working hands-free solution, but I never was satisfied not having it integrated so as to cut off music during a call.
I just ordered a Sony RM4xs wired controller and a Joycon USB interface to have controls at my fingertips on my old 1987 Thunderbird TurboCoupe with a 5.0 turbocharged engine. I already built in an Adesso wired touchpad into the console that is nice, but takes my eyes off the road for simple things. After experiencing the Sync in the 2011 Milan that is my daily driver, I appreciate having the phone and media controls near the wheel much more. I want to be able to enjoy the Tbird and not have the carpc be the weak link. Looks like I'm almost there thanks to ClockWork and Co.
Just when I thought the hobby was dying, I find I was wrong!
Thank you for the positive review of your first impressions of DriveLine. I'm glad to hear that it's going well.
I agree that the media control/playback is very basic. I went with WMP because it integrates well and is built into Windows. In the future, I could look into supporting other playback software, but I don't foresee that happening any time soon.
Of course, this project wouldn't be where it is without the support and suggestions from a few individuals that I would like to thank:
- SNO has been a long-time supporter of DriveLine. On the days when I've been down or not sure what direction to go with DriveLine, his input has been essential. Along with the tech support he has provided for new users, he's probably the reason I have most of my users. He's the reason that this program supports USB radios, Phidgets, and other stuff.
- rray and his sexy Camaro and his customized skin. He helped with joycon testing, and has had a bunch of great suggestions that I've tried to incorporate.
- my ex wife, because working on this project kept me sane while getting divorced.
- enforcer (en4cer) for working on a Fuel-Prices plugin.
- VegasGuy for the mutual respect.
- many others.
I know I've been neglecting this project for the last couple months. I haven't abandoned it. It's just that nothing is terribly broken, my job has been busy, I bought a house so that's keeping me busy when I go home, and a bunch of other excuses. But development on this project will never stop.
Well, my hat is off to all you guys that have the talent and skill to do these projects and take the time to do it and SHARE it with all the rest of us. I can tear apart an engine, transmission, or rearend and rebuild it....no sweat. I know my way around PC hardware pretty well at a basic level. But programming is a mystery to me for the most part.
Without you experts guys like me have no chance to get anywhere in a reasonable amount of time. The learning curve is pretty steep. There are some smart people here putting in a lot of time on things that they themselves might not ever use. That's pretty cool.
Today i got face to face with the real driveline as until now the only thing that i was running was video for kids on the pc.
So today with both screens i really appreciated this program. I dont have much experience with software as i am only familiar with cad, photos and word editors softwares.
But i can tell if a program is stepping forward and how it does this.
What i am trying to tell is that this program is simple it does what a user is waiting from a front end but the easy and simple way .
So as the software get writing from people to serve other people i am wishing clockwork all the bests so i would be able to use his services which makes my life pretttiest.
Come on General Motors. I had an '86 Chevy Celebrity that went 200,000+ miles and simply refused to die. Now my '04 Grand Prix is like a spoiled teenager that demands $1000 in work every year.
That sucks! Any warranty on the transmission from before? Maybe time to beef up those forward bands with something aftermarket. Good luck SNO
Yeah, fortunately they covered it under warranty. The transmission is two and a half years old. Had a three year warranty. This the first time I've ever left the dealership (stealership) happy.
If I'd been smarter, I would have gotten a hardened transmission from a performance shop when the first transmission died.
Anyway, got the car back. Everything seems fine. No charge.
Well that doesn't happen too often, walking out a dealership without leaving behind a large chunk of cash. I was worried this would interfere with Driveline coding ;) Glad it all worked out SNO
Hell, they even washed the car. It needed that. So as far as I'm concerned, I came out ahead. Plus the warranty is extended for one year.