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    For you perusal - A work in progress.

    As mentioned in another thread earlier, I am posting up what should be considered a "glimpse" into the new OpenMobile front end.

    I post it here with the condition that folks view this as an unsupported preview. Most of us have intense work schedules right now. While I am kinda the P.R. guy (sort of anyway), I have the least experience in development. While somebody may be able to answer a usage question or two (likely me), this version has known issues. So please do not inundate us with bug reports. You can, however, post comments about what you like about it . This is only a teaser release.

    Usage:

    • Note that some things are a simple click. Some are long click and some are click-hold.
    • Touching the top status bar will drop down a message list, similar to Android.
    • Long click a main menu button to assign/reassign/deassign buttons.
    • On the drop-down message list, select settings to put things the way you want.
    • OpenMobile supports multiple zones. If you have multiple monitors, input devices, audio devices then it should auto-detect and set up accordingly. There are options in the settings to tweak it.
    • Be sure to point the OMMediaDB2 settings to your music library
    • You can disable a plugin in the plugin settings. Or remove it's respective DLL from the Plugins Folder under your OpenMobile folder.



    Some of the known issues are:

    • Media player is incomplete. While you can get a feel for it, it may not behave as expected.
    • OM Maps is incomplete. If you have a NMEA GPS device you should be able to view a map. An active internet connection is required to get some cached maps saved (automatic).
    • OMFuel buggy. There seems to be a problem when first using OMFuel not fetching local fuel prices. Requires an internet connection.
    • OMArduino. If you have an Arduino connected and detected as a COM port, it needs to have Firmata on it. Currently it will only flash the onboard LED. You must specify what COM port in settings.
    • OMLCD requires a Matrix Orbital character based LCD connected as a COM port. Most models are auto-detected.
    • OMWeather requires an active internet connection.


    Okay, there is probably more. But we'll cover them as we get to them.

    Download the ZIP file. Extract it to a folder. Run the OpenMobile.exe file. To launch full screen use '-fullscreen' as a command line parameter, less the quotes.

    C:\OpenMobile\OpenMobile.exe -fullscreen (assumes you extracted to C:\OpenMobile folder)

    Okay, so without further delay.....

    OpenMobile_20140831.zip
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    I'll be giving it a good look tonight. I assume Monkeyboard DAB+ not setup for this demo?
    It looks good.

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    Borte is the one with the hardware for DAB. I am not sure what hardware he has or how far along he is with it.
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    Well,
    after running openmobile.exe I get thisName:  open mobile.jpg
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    I know you said go easy on the bug reports, but I'd love to at least see it
    I get a message box reporting No UI Skin available! when I try to launch the exe.

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    Sorry folks. I'm not sure why that would be. When I unzip to a folder and run the .exe it works for me.

    Navigate to your user folder c:\users\xxxxxx\appdata\roaming\openmobile and check for "debug.txt" file. There should be a hint in there.

    I will try to find out what is going on.
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    The error indicates that UI.DLL and/or MainMenu.DLL are not being loaded. These are in the .\skins\default folder.

    I took the zip file and extracted to a folder on a PC that has never had OM installed, and it ran fine. I'm going to need a little more information to be of assistance.

    The error only occurs in one of 2 places in code. I updated the ZIP file with modified code so the error message indicates where the error is occurring.
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