Do you use OBDII to get the stats? Or does it use some other type of interface?
I'm looking for the following things from an interface. Navigation, Media, Diagnostics if anyone is writing a front end
My preference is for linux, I'm running Debian. Nav is a bit of a pain, but everything else has been relatively easy. Though googleearth will help with that once I get my net connection going.
Definitely was a lot of digging to configure some aspects though (wireless, dual heads, etc).
It's still in progress, but here are some older pics
and the dashboard
I really just want music and everything else is fairly specific to my setup so rolling my own was the only option that made sense. (Eventually the dash will be on a seperate screen where the gauges are now).
There's more (vids too) on my blog.
At home I almost exclusively use Linux as well (Fedora Core 5, for those interested), while I'm stuck at work with XP Pro.
In my spare time (like I have that) I'm taking a course VB .Net and I actually make my assignments (basic stuff) on my Linux box, on thing called Mono, an implementation of the .Net framework on Linux by Novell.
Now I believe that a lot of the software that is being developped here: Frontends, GPS applications and alike are being written in
VB (either 6 or .Net) which make me wonder if it would be feasable to recompile those applications under Linux and fill some of the needs these (us) Linux-philes have ?
Anyone has 2 cents to add to this?
I won't retype everything there is to know about Mono :-)
The Faq can be found at :
But in short it is a reimplementation of the .Net technology to allow Unix/Linux developers to develop cross-platform .Net applications.
I would assume it wouldn't work. I think you would run into too many dependancy issues.. like needing iGuidence, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, etc.
shotgunefx, I Like the interface. Who designed your layout?