This is very much the direction we want to take LinuxICE.Quote:
IMO it makes a lot more sense to use a MID or Mobile type of Linux environment. That way you wouldn't need a separate front app and we could focus on writing/modifying software that was car friendly.
I would really like to see LinuxICE become the platform for CarPC software. If what we are planning surfaces, It'll be a much better platform than windows for sure. This platform will consist of the core OS, icepanel, and nGhost2.
In this new paradigm of carpc software nGhost2 will not be a technical "frontend". Instead it will be a Desktop much like hildon (except network aware, pluggable, customizable, opengl accelerated, etc) and will stand as a launcher for the other carPC apps and a media player. This, IMHO is the best solution to what the whole industry needs.
To illustrate what we are planning I'm linking to two diagrams of the current planed LinuxICE platform: