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    Like you Blue, I have been a part of this community for a long time. My first post was defintely not my first involvement. I started up on this MP3car idea wen I got the idea that putting a 10 disc changer in my car was a waste since my huge collection of mp3s downloaded from napster (downloaded at 33.6 KBPS) could be put to better use. So I bought a Clarion AutoPC in 2001 It had GPS, MP3 Player, Note taker, Cell Phone inegration the whole deal and open source developement. Well after that product was no longer being developed I googled and hit mp3car.com. Wow what an idea a computer in the car. So my addiction began. The mp3car store was nothing more than a front for selling a few shutdown controllers bumper stickers and maybe a screen or two. Most were buying things on group buys and creating there own ideas. Media Engine was the coolest front end which was later followed by mediacar and frodoplayer.
    3 main people ran mp3car.com and One guy did the store. I was impressed at the community involvement, the things people were coming up with and what the future had to bring. It has come a long way since then and will go a lot further.
    So this is what I know of RR as well. I saw it from the very infancy. And watched as it grew. I am only hoping that this project will not die as the others have. It is too good for this too happen. Plust what else is there....
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    Sorry for the long posts Im tired and fingers glued to keyboard....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderStick View Post
    I think if we are going to create a plugin for an open source project why not have the plugin as open as we want the source for RR to be?
    i use to think like this.


    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderStick View Post
    People are afraid of there code being stolen, not getting credit for there work and others profiting off of there work.
    and then i saw this happend to some of my work and start it to close all my proyects., i got so discourage, that i didn't even finish some of them. mind you that some people don't even know that they are mine. but what is really bad in my point of view is like you said, "profiting.." for some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderStick View Post
    Sorry for the long posts Im tired and fingers glued to keyboard....
    Hehehe I can tell 4 posts in a row

    From my understanding, MediaCar stopped dev and went dead. Guino came along, and started a NEW front end that worked with the existing MediaCar skins. This was to take advantage of the existing skins, and move forward from there. MediaCar was needed in the skins, till fairly recently, so that all the media car skins would work. It has been long enough now, that none of those original skins are in use any longer, thus that need was removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post

    As far as internet and external plugins, if I knew what I know now about the nature of this type of software, RR would only be a "skin engine" with a plugin SDK and we would be only building new plugins or changing the existing ones. Most of everything can be a plugin, and this would allow for loading only what is needed by each user.

    I personally have never really done much with the GAS plugin, so Im unsure of what I could do to fix it, but I can try...
    The website the gas in the source used changed the prices to images as opposed to just text, so really that code is now redundant.

    The RRGAs plugin works just fine.

    However there is an issue with the plugin Indicator return code in the source, which was introduced in the release/beta after the 26th October 07 release.

    Basically it seems that only the last plugins indicators will work because when it receives an indicator request it doesn't recognise it will return a false, which then overides any other values the previous plugins may have passed.

    This is an issue with your source as it started in the binary that came out after the 26th October 07 one. Mitchjs's release was not affected by this as he was working off the 26Oct source (I believe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    As I don't seem to recall, what exactly is the correct indicator function/sub syntax now? ie.. what should be the default return value if nothing has changed: "False,True,Nothing"?
    False is the standard code up until 26th OCT 07, however that is what causes the problem now.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    Hehehe I can tell 4 posts in a row

    From my understanding, MediaCar stopped dev and went dead. Guino came along, and started a NEW front end that worked with the existing MediaCar skins. This was to take advantage of the existing skins, and move forward from there. MediaCar was needed in the skins, till fairly recently, so that all the media car skins would work. It has been long enough now, that none of those original skins are in use any longer, thus that need was removed.







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    Guys I got to say that while I am a newby with a SH--load of stuff here to install into his car, RR never ceases to amaze me as whenever I find a problem there is a solution. Might take long time searching to find the answer.

    I was a bit dismayed to see that development was slowing, but it looks like it is all there now and the plugin route seems to be the answer. If ony this was better documented as I am writing some custom stuff.

    Now if only somebody could help me RUNW a silent program I have written that raises no dialogs when exiting a skin, I'd be very happy as I would have topgraphical maps and streetnav in my car overnight!

    Keep up the good work!

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    still no wmp support........
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1701 View Post
    still no wmp support........
    Why would you want WMP support? That's got to be the crappiest proggy to try to base a frontend around...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Why would you want WMP support? That's got to be the crappiest proggy to try to base a frontend around...
    shuffle works on wmp not winamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    Hehehe I can tell 4 posts in a row

    From my understanding, MediaCar stopped dev and went dead. Guino came along, and started a NEW front end that worked with the existing MediaCar skins. This was to take advantage of the existing skins, and move forward from there. MediaCar was needed in the skins, till fairly recently, so that all the media car skins would work. It has been long enough now, that none of those original skins are in use any longer, thus that need was removed.
    I think so as well, Many of us used MediaCar back in the day, were kinda left "hanging". Guino created RR to use existing skins from Media car, but decided to re-write the app, making the code public so this never happened again.
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