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    Hey, for anybody keeping up with the distro in development, the official website has been created.

    Cilck below to see the new site...



    www.LinuxICE.com
    nGhost - The FREE Frontend for Linux | Graphics Developer
    Linux ICE - The Car PC Distro | Team Member

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    and for some reason the graphic doesnt show up... hmmmm
    nGhost - The FREE Frontend for Linux | Graphics Developer
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    • #3
      Every link links back to the index page - I understand that this is probably because the site has no content - but the the external links (mp3car nGhost and Ubuntu) also link back to the index page. Just thought u might like to know

      Spuzzdawg

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      • #4
        hmmm... the links work for me
        Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
        Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
        Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

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        • #5
          click on downloads, then check the links again

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          • #6
            Are you using drupal for content?

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            • #7
              no, content on the front page is managed via Utopia News Pro, all other pages right now are manually managed until i decide otherwise. Those CMS systems are nice, but are ultimately more of a pain than they are worth if you actually know html and php...

              and yes all pages without content are right now linked to the index.
              nGhost - The FREE Frontend for Linux | Graphics Developer
              Linux ICE - The Car PC Distro | Team Member

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              • #8
                too bad its nothing in there so it does not tell me anything about the project.

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                • #9
                  its under construction. give me a break
                  nGhost - The FREE Frontend for Linux | Graphics Developer
                  Linux ICE - The Car PC Distro | Team Member

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                  • #10
                    You're doing fine. Don't worry about it.
                    Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
                    Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
                    Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

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                    • #11
                      alright for all those complainers, the site has been updated with some actual information
                      nGhost - The FREE Frontend for Linux | Graphics Developer
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Eubey View Post
                        alright for all those complainers, the site has been updated with some actual information
                        Good stuff, just ignore the negatives and do things at your own speed. When things are more solidly defined it will be easier.


                        one minor comment: 's/enthusiests/enthusiasts/'

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                        • #13
                          haha i need to fine a news manager with spell check
                          nGhost - The FREE Frontend for Linux | Graphics Developer
                          Linux ICE - The Car PC Distro | Team Member

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Eubey View Post
                            alright for all those complainers, the site has been updated with some actual information
                            I am no complainer, its just the fact. It was simply shame that grand opening was with no champagne and I was left to dig out background of this project across the forum posts. Anyway, despite I am quite sceptic, I keep my fingers crossed.

                            Update: One more sugestion. I would consider to eliminate or at least reduce "PR" part of project announcements and highligh more details about it. I believe one of the scope is to make distro as specifc and hopefully as compact as possible. This is whats going to diferenciate your disrto from rest of world, not the graphic logo I hope. Show us your plans, make it specific. Are you planing to make kernel modifications, utilise initng, replace bash, X-win system,...?

                            some resources for you:
                            http://www.linuxdevices.com/
                            http://www.directfb.org/
                            http://www.uclinux.org/
                            http://www.ucdot.org/
                            http://www.busybox.net/
                            http://www.bluez.org/

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                            • #15
                              If you have read the threads so far, you already know that the only thing decided so far is to start a project.

                              Since the exact scope of the project is not even formally decided yet, saying things like "what exactly are you going to do" is premature and frankly not very helpful, the goal is to produce a distibution suitable for in car use out of the box, beyond that nothing.

                              Planning an operating system, or more precisely correctly customizing one, requires having precise goals in terms of functionality, stability and deployment consistency. Putting the cart before the horse would not achieve anything. Your suggestions would be further down my list if I were implementing this, defining and achieving the exact requirements for the frontends in terms of software dependencies and hardware support would be a whole lot more important, tuning and tweaking prematurely breaks OSes and costs more time than it saves, but even that is premature.

                              At this point I would be looking more at things like the following from the OS:

                              From a design perspective ( OS and frontend ):
                              1. Dependencies of the front ends.
                              2. Tools required for development only
                              3. Supported hardware
                              4. Required services

                              An implementation perspective ( for the OS ):

                              1. Baseline Bootstrap environment ( the reference system for the first build )
                              2. Code repository
                              3. Code handling rules ( branches freezing etc )
                              4. Build systems, ideally every build should require only one command to run, be reproducible, and report it's exact baseline.

                              Only when the above is achieved would I consider adding or removing anything in terms of functionality or features.

                              What you term PR I would term "cultivating interest", there are currently only two people on this project how else would they be expected to attract help and input? In this case the "PR" is required to get the input to define the actual goals.

                              EDIT: I am not a member of this project, merely an interested observer. I merely know what is involved in providing a customised OS, and do not wish to see the guys who are taking the task on fall into the trap of trying to please the stone throwers.

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