That would be awesome. OBD has been on my todo list forever but other things keep jumping above it. We have the start to a open source OBDII library http://www.mp3car.com/openobd/ Once that is complete the plugin to provide the data to OM would be trivial. Then would just need to write a skin to display it how ever you want.
Edit: Just saw you posted in there. Active is the wrong word as in no one is working on it right now that I know of, but it is far from dead. Just one of tons of things going on and has slid down the list for other people too I think.
New developers is always welcome! Currently all of the dev team has been busy so the best way of getting up to speed is to grab the source and try to understand the example plugins and then ask questions based on that. I'll try to help out as good as I can.
Give me a pm if you're interested and I'll provide a link to our google wave.
RaptureOz: Nice looking skin!
I'd love to help as well. I've been working on my own for the last two years: http://code.google.com/p/carmp/ Been slow, learned a lot, but I think my efforts could be better used in a larger more established project.
I'm a full time C# developer, my skills include OO, SQL (Sqlite, MySQL, MSSQL), threading, GPS, a lot more...
I've downloaded the source, will play around a bit. Still use google wave?
Would be great to have more people on board. Do you think you can embed GPS navigation?
I will PM you... I am a student working on a Software Engineering degree and I would love to be a part of this development group.
I am intending to build a system that is more integrated into my truck than any other non OEM system I have as of yet heard of and in the process will learn alot that will help me in the future.
I have experience in many languages and had my first class in C# last semester.
I have to believe this is my best chance to help build something interesting...
I plan to use multiple computers in my vehicle to accomplish different things. An Intel based machine for the infotainment stuff and a very low powered ARM9 based board that will run a combined security, utility and convenience system. I am hoping to build a universal ODBII type system to not only do diagnosis but to also access other things. For instance, in order to put 2 10" screens in my dash I will be loosing my Hvac controls. I have since found out that the Hvac controls tell the BCM what to do.. If I can duplicate that with my ARM computer with the 7" screen I can totally remove the Hvac controls. I could do the same with a few other systems in the car and make them all touch screen options.