Another (new) car front-end
Let me introduce myself a bit. I've been following this forum for
a while. But now is the time to post my first item.
I'm a developer, coding in Delphi for years and lately a bit in C#.
My brother has installed a carpc in his car with all kind of gadgets
connected from cams to separate amps for his 5.1 audiosystem.
Sounds great. But then...
I took the time to experiment with a couple of frontends.
Commercial/free/opensource/etc. Some are nicer than others,
but overal, they lack certain features or really perform slow.
I decided a couple of weeks ago, to go and build my own
(or actually his) frontend. Our primary goals are:
- Fully skinable, scriptable and alpha blended interface
- Really fast performance
- Huge database support (can browse through 15000 files with ease and no delays)
- Must do music, video and cam-sources out of the box
- Plugin architecture
So far, I've got the basics running.
Currently the graphics system is quite basic, but fast,
already included are simple animations and fading.
Sound is working, although I'm still working on a user-interface
element and the playlist. Browsing the library and modifying the
playlist is not yet implemented. (remember, this project is still in
I'm just curious if there are any people interested in this project.
Trying it out, testing, designing, suggesting, participating, etc.
Let me know what you think.
Ofcourse, in the end, this will become 'the next best thing' on the scene ;)
And ofcourse a couple of screenies:
Let me know what you think!
Is there a place in the scene for another frontend?!
** Update: The screenshots above are obsolete. The core however.....
Development is best being tracked on a wiki we're setting up.