What is Meego IVI anyways?
Trip -- hope to get your feedback on this...
The IVI community is kinda split on this, although they don't realize it yet. If one looks at the forum at good amount of discussion revolves around the UI. However, if you look at the discussion from the 1st post and look at what has been released a different look appears.
Basically, the Meego IVI is suppose to be the foundation for a systems actual IVI. Specifically, the Meego IVI doesn't include the actual UI (take a look at the post again). Which is why I noted that some of the features listed don't make sense in that context.
Note: IVI Proximity & IVI Nobdy don't fit that category.
So things like; remove physical keyboard requirement, IVI document viewer, media player: FM/AM radio, etc which are all UI applications don't seem to fit. Taking a look at what has been released as 1.0 & 1.1 -- UI for a car environment are barely addressed (at best is ivihome/desktop). 1.1 is mostly taking handset apps and throwing them into the IVI, which just doesn't work.
Even though the word is out there, no one is making sure that is the understood postion. Of course, to actually test base functionality a UI of some sort is needed/helpful -- so stealing from a differnt thread maybe appropriate, but without clear guidance the community maybe confused/misguided about what to expect.
On the flip-side, a Meego IVI with OpenMobile or OpenIce should be workable solutions.