It's been a while since I last posted some serious updates.
Well, since the last version a lot have changed.
Most important one: We've decided to redo the project.
Started a new project with the same targets;
developing a fast, mobile & versatile, multimedia system.
I started work a couple of weeks ago and made a lot of progress since.
An alpha version will probably come "soon". No promises, but our
semi-moving-target is Q2'09.
It already features a fast indexed database for the media-files.
A lot of processes run with lower priority in background threads.
MP3 decoding will be provided by the BASS audiolibrary, (but future
versions might get plugins to manage other applications like Winamp.)
Skinning? There is no way to use the app without a serious skin ofcourse!
NoTec develops an exclusive skin and does most of the UI-design.
I must say, he does a very good job designing the user-interface.
Skinners also have a full featured, but easy to use, scripting language.
This will be simplistic pascal based. The commands are short and easy to
use and well documented.
Basic GPS functions are already available. (note: this is not the navigation part)
Navigation is still in very, very early development..
For developers, an external API will also become available to develop
plugins and control certain aspects of the application. More details later!
And for those interested, this project is done with Delphi 7.
Yes! Good old Delphi.. Reason: it works and doesn't carry the heavy load of .NET
I have no compatibility issues so far with Vista, although the target platform is XP.
As you see, a lot of work has already been done,
but don't underestimate the amount of work like I did
There is still a lot to do, to make it the best product in the market (or even reach it)!
Just have a little patience, it will arrive!