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    Table view held here until tables get fixed in the wiki
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/soft...ures-list.html

    General Features

    Frontend: nghost2
    Design: Monolithic; Multi-threaded + Multi-Process plugins; Desktop
    Cost: Free
    Skinning System: XML, Full Behavioral
    Navigation: Yes (Navit)
    OBD-II: Yes
    FusionBrain Support: No
    Bluetooth Phone Support: No
    Graphics Backend: SDL (software acceleration)
    External Application Embedding Support: No

    Frontend: nghost3*
    Design: Multi-process; Shell
    Cost: Free
    Skinning System: Themes, XML
    Navigation: Yes (Navit)
    OBD-II: Yes
    FusionBrain Support: Yes
    Bluetooth Phone Support: Yes
    Graphics Backend: OpenGL (via Clutter)
    External Application Embedding Support: No

    Frontend: RevFE
    Design: Monolithic; Multi-threaded plugins
    Cost: Free
    Skinning System: Behavioral, XML
    Navigation: Yes (via plugins)
    OBD-II: Yes (WIP)
    FusionBrain Support: Yes (WIP)
    Bluetooth Phone Support: No
    Graphics Backend: Qt
    External Application Embedding Support: ?

    Frontend: CF2
    Design: Monolithic with plugin support
    Cost: $125 (normally)
    Skinning System: Behavioral, XML
    Navigation: No (but navigation version is available) (plugins also available)
    OBD-II: Yes
    FusionBrain Support: Yes
    Bluetooth Phone Support: Yes
    Graphics Backend: DirectX
    External Application Embedding Support: Yes

    Frontend: RR
    Design: Monolithic with plugin support
    Cost: Free for personal use
    Skinning System: Behavioral, Text-format
    Navigation: Yes (via plugins)
    OBD-II: Yes (via external app/plugin)
    FusionBrain Support: Yes
    Bluetooth Phone Support: Yes
    Graphics Backend: GDI, GDI+, DirectX
    External Application Embedding Support: Yes

    Media Playback Capabilities

    Frontend: nghost2
    Audio Backend: Mplayer, Phonon
    Video Backend: Mplayer, Phonon
    Media Browser Type: ID3 Metadata based (database)
    Playlist Editor: No
    Upnp Server Browser: No
    Bluetooth Streams: No
    HD Radio: Yes
    AM/FM Radio: Yes
    Satellite Radio: No

    Frontend: nghost3
    Audio Backend: Gstreamer
    Video Backend: Gstreamer
    Media Browser Type: ID3 Metadata based (database)
    Playlist Editor: Yes
    Upnp Server Browser: Yes
    Bluetooth Streams: Yes
    HD Radio: Yes
    AM/FM Radio: Yes
    Satellite Radio: No

    Frontend: RevFE
    Audio Backend: Phonon (DirectShow, Quicktime, Gstreamer)
    Video Backend: Phonon
    Media Browser Type: File/Folder + ID3 Metadata
    Playlist Editor: Yes
    Upnp Server Browser: No
    Bluetooth Streams: No
    HD Radio: Yes
    AM/FM Radio: No
    Satellite Radio: No

    Frontend: CF2
    Audio Backend: ?
    Video Backend: ?
    Media Browser Type: ID3 Metadata
    Playlist Editor: ?
    Upnp Server Browser: No
    Bluetooth Streams: No
    HD Radio: Yes
    AM/FM Radio: ?
    Satellite Radio: Yes

    Frontend: RR
    Audio Backend: Winamp, WMP, FMOD, Foobar2000, iTunes
    Video Backend: Built-In, WMP, MPC, VLC, MSVid
    Media Browser Type: File/Folder
    Playlist Editor: Yes
    Upnp Server Browser: No
    Bluetooth Streams: No
    HD Radio: Yes
    AM/FM Radio: Yes
    Satellite Radio: Yes

    Developer Features

    Frontend: nghost2
    Documented API: Yes
    Native Language: C++
    Language Support: Native C++ plugins, All/Any (via IPC)
    OS Support: Linux, BSD, MacOSX
    Open Source: Yes (GPL)

    Frontend: nghost3
    Documented API: Yes
    Native Language: C++/Moc
    Language Support: C++, .NET 2.0/3.5 (via Mono)
    OS Support: Linux, BSD, MacOSX
    Open Source: Yes (LGPL/GPL)

    Frontend: RevFE
    Documented API: Yes (wiki in progress)
    Native Language: C++/Moc
    Language Support: C++, .NET 2.0/3.5/Mono
    OS Support: Linux, BSD, MacOSX, Windows
    Open Source: Yes (GPL)

    Frontend: CF2
    Documented API: Yes
    Native Language: Managed C++
    Language Support: .NET 2.0
    OS Support: Windows, Windows CE?
    Open Source: No

    Frontend: RR
    Documented API: Yes
    Native Language: VB6
    Language Support: .NET 2.0, All/Any (via COM?)
    OS Support: Windows
    Open Source: No

    Frontend: LinuxICE
    Design: Complete Multi-tasking/multi-process Operating System
    Cost : Free (gratis, libre)
    Skinning System: XML based
    Navigation : Navit
    OBD-II : OBDGPSLogger and nCarInfo
    FusionBrain Support : Yes via FBd
    Bluetooth Phone Support : Via optional nohands and/or raw bluez
    Graphics Backend: SDL, OpenGL, Qt,
    External Application Embedding Support: No need to embed, apps run just like they should.
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