This was on my mind too about a month ago.
It seems that most of the devs for plugs and skins at mp3car have vanished. And not much support either if any. (1 exception,... Enforcer) Thanks man
And there seems to be only two free FEs now that get actively updated when needed, RR and Driveline.
Thanks to Mitch and Clockwork.
No more FreeICE I guess?? To bad, I was really beginning to like this FE. Pity.
I been building many reliable systems for myself and others since the Frodo Player/MediaCar FE days (before RR) and enjoyed every build.
My most recent setup in my show ride has been rock solid for sometime now, about 3+ years and counting...... (minus the Bluetooth phone) can never get the phone to work right.
This setup needs a dedicated carpc for sound reinforcement software, RTA etc. A tablet just will not do. This will not change.
I may switch to W8.1 from W7 I don't know,...will see.
So I can have a useable bug free working phone.
And as for hands free (voice control)
What happened to DFX Voice???
I can never get it to do what I can do with RRVoice. I been using RRVoice instead which IMHO works much better.
Now there is a new kid on the block,...CORTANA.
Again, will see.
And...I may also go with the mini W8.1 8"tablet route for my everyday vehicle when it's released soon.
Sounds like a cool tab.
(Lets just hope it's Atom based and not a Arm CPU. So I can run x86 programs too).
Then I can switch between RR, Driveline and metro apps like skype, Cortana, GPS of choice, music apps of choice etc.,,, and will finally have a working phone too.
I wish I can help out a little more around here on mp3car, but real life always seems to raise it's ugly head.
The writing is on the wall I think gentlemen, It's just a matter of time IMHO.
If Rob does shut shop, which I hope not,,,
It's been a really nice long ride being part of Mp3car forum.
Very informative, I sure learned a lot here.
This site will be missed for sure.