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    Roll your own front end

    I've come across a very interesting app. During this infinitely long time waiting for an update of a front end that will work for me, I've been using FrodoSatX and iGuidance and just toggling them with the windows taskbar. I just saw a demo for an app called Objectdock and now I'm wondering if I could I just use this to control my carpc (at least until I get a solid frontend app running)? It's available as freeware at http://www.stardock.com/products/obj...ide/index.html

    First, check out the streaming demo at
    http://www.stardock.com/video/aug2004/sdtv_odplus.wmv then think about having retractable menus that bring up the mp3,dvd,gps,xm,etc apps you use. Might have some possibilities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wysocki
    (at least until I get a solid frontend app running)?
    Have you tried RoadRunner?
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    I was a big fan of MediaCar until it stopped production. I was so ****ed that I hold a lingering grudge against RR. I suppose I should lighten up and look at it again if there's serious work being done on it.
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    RoadRunner is not Media Car It started as a clone of Media Car because Media Car stopped being developed. It's evolving into so much more than just a clone though. I'm not sure why you'd hold a grudge against RR when RR came into being for the same reason you got ****ed at MediaCar!
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    P.S. I haven't looked back since I installed RR. All other frontends I was playing with were gone from my system within a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wysocki
    I was a big fan of MediaCar until it stopped production. I was so ****ed that I hold a lingering grudge against RR. I suppose I should lighten up and look at it again if there's serious work being done on it.
    why? It wasn't guino's fault that development stopped on MC. If it wasn't for guino you wouldn't have something that is mediacar but better. If anything you should be kissing his ***.
    In fact, that last comment goes for anyone who develops software / hardward on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wysocki
    I was a big fan of MediaCar until it stopped production. I was so ****ed that I hold a lingering grudge against RR. I suppose I should lighten up and look at it again if there's serious work being done on it.
    Road Runner is totally different from MediaCar. Its faster. More features. Open source. The list goes on....

    Plus its got NaviVoice support

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    Thanks, Arathranar, for turning me on to RR again! I see that it now supports xm, phoco, gps and a bunch of other things that I was wishing for. It's really come a long way from MC and it looks like work is progressing on it quickly. I'll be installing it tonight for a thorough checkout but I won't be kissing guino's *** (unless he's actually an 18 year old blonde female!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Plus its got NaviVoice support
    Nice shameless plug
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