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  • FreeICE alpha 13 Released

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    Added: Plugin Manager
    Added: Grid to Edit mode
    Added: Laptop Battery Indicator (Widget)
    Fixed: FuelPrices screens
    Added: Debug txt
    Added: History txt
    in Process : Freeice File updater
    Added: new GPS embed format
    Added: Onstart cmd
    Added: New art format,,
    Loads more background fix's

    GPS new format explained

    Freeice now excepts window name or class name starting with !

    gps=Destinator,C:\Destinator\Destinator.exe
    or
    gps=!CDP_FIELD_WIND,C:\GarminMobilePC\Que.exe

    this new format also allows Iguidence to be used for our USA friends

    Album Art changes

    1st looks for embeded art, if not found then looks at your music folder for folder.jpg,
    if not found a noimage.jpg shown

    Onstart cmd

    This is fired on freeice start,
    this will allow you to start any app on start of freeice, path to exe needed, edit line in settings.ini in root.

    Plugin Manager

    plugin Manager can be found in the settings screen ,, very very simple ,, the plugin is either on or off
    depending on last state of plugin ,, freeice will always start up useing this state until changed.
    ie. wifi plugin off,,, on restart wifi plugin will still be off, until switched on

    fifuelprices plugin

    As there has been some changes to all the plugins , for plugin manager to work, this plugin at this present
    time will not work under alpha 13,, please stay on alpha 12 if you wish to continue useing this plugin.
    Enforcer will inform everyone when he has updated the plugin..

    Thank you

    Please test what you can ,, we can only go so far ,, your help will help us improve freeice
    Enjoy this latest update
    Last edited by carputer1; 03-02-2012, 02:37 PM.
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  • #2
    Looking awesome as usual.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by carputer1 View Post
      this new format also allows Iguidence to be used for our USA friends
      Thank you gentlemen for this.

      Cheers.

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      • #4
        I have a question, How hard would it be to implement Hands free Cell phone use? (i got the 330$ andrea da-350 waiting to be used!)

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        • #5
          I just installed this a few days ago and love the swipe to different screens. I need a change from Riderunner as it's just a pain in the arse anymore and it's as if any good skin development has stopped on it or hasn't changed in at least a year since I last looked. I've narrowed things down to this or Centrafuse. I'd rather not plunk down a hefty chunk of change for something I won't use everyday either. The only problem I think I have with FreeICE is that it doesn't seem to want to embed the GPS applications correctly. Destinator 9 is in the background, but it never comes forward. Same with Garmin. '

          Also - I didn't find it while I searched, but what version of Garmin is required? If it's 5.7 then it's useless as it does nothing but randomly crash.

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          • #6
            GPS embedment has been improved alot in the next release ,, as for phone ,, something may come along , but for now still aimming at gettings basics in place and solid....
            Riderunner / Genesis
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            • #7
              Just for s&g's I installed the alpha 13 and came across quite a few hiccups I'm sure you already know about. But the GPS embedding didn't seem to be a whole lot better. I could get Garmin to fit in the screen, but that was about it - when leaving garmin and then going back to navigation it's not there anymore, but it's running in the background if you minimize freeICE. Same seems to happen with Sygic and Destinator. I'm waiting on my dash pieces to cure so if you need someone to throw code changes at I'm available.

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              • #8
                Yeah i understand that. It does have quiet a few bugs, but overall its a great front end!! I wish i had a faster MB to run this program in my car... It gets a bit sluggish on a 1.5ghz single core proc.

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                • #9
                  If the gps would embed better I'd use this full time. I don't have a problem with speed, I've got a Core2Duo 2.8Ghz 2GB ram and an ION chipset (well, the equivilent).
                  I'm still messing around with it, but if there are tricks to getting the gps (any of them as I have Garmin, Sygic, and Destinator) to embed and act nice I'm all ears.

                  Are there debug logs that we can provide as feedback? I think this frontend has real potential - and if there's something else I could do to help along the way I'd do my best.



                  :edit:...excuse my retardism....all the information I need is on the freeice.co.uk site and forums
                  Last edited by nst6563; 03-01-2012, 09:36 PM.

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                  • #10
                    ok we have a bug that we are working on plus adding some more things to help lock things down ,,, it will be in offical release in the next day or so
                    Riderunner / Genesis
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                    New Home for Genesis & BassRR :adding to site ,, Hellfyre night
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                    Wifiman_NET:Version 1.0.0

                    Every Future, Needs A Beginning

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                    • #11
                      well this garmin after code fixs

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                      settings.ini code

                      gps=!CDP_FIELD_WND,D:\GarminMobilePC\Que.exe,0,45, 0,70
                      Riderunner / Genesis
                      Plugin Breaker in test BassRR Plugin Player, Wifiman_NET
                      New Home for Genesis & BassRR :adding to site ,, Hellfyre night
                      Bassrr Beta Release :Version 1.3.7
                      Movie_info Release :Version 3.1.0
                      Wifiman_NET:Version 1.0.0

                      Every Future, Needs A Beginning

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                      • #12
                        I see most of that line in the gps setting already...just missing the numbers behind it. I'll give that a go this morning to see how it works. Just for info purposes, my carpc is as follows:
                        Core2Duo, 2.8GHz
                        2GB ram
                        32GB boot SSD
                        320 data drive
                        Asus Xonar sound

                        - here are the results:
                        Destinator with the freeICE supplied skin:

                        By nst6563 at 2012-03-02

                        Garmin - embeds nicely but stays on top and must close to get back to the main screen




                        :edit: With some tinkering I was able to get it so that Garmin would hide behind FreeICE when the back button was pushed. Now it embeds nicely - it doesn't quite look like the pic you posted where it cuts off the useless section below the buttons...but good enough for prime use when I get the car back together.

                        If I have time I'll mess with Destinator to see what's up with that also.
                        Awesome frontend though...Great work. A VERY refreshing change to RR.
                        By nst6563 at 2012-03-02
                        Last edited by nst6563; 03-02-2012, 07:59 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Where's the download link for alpha 13? I only see alpha 12 on the Download page. And I tried Alpha 12 on 2 different machines, FreeIce would not start on either.

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