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    ATTN: All Linux users!

    For the past few years I've always wanted to make a killer app for in car use for Linux. I've worked with the Media Engine team and the only reason I use windows in my car is cause there is nothing like ME in linux. Yes I know freevo and mythtv but looking at how it handles mp3's and such I don't feel thats a good option.

    What I'd like to do is to design something along the lines of ME for linux. Something that has a very easy user interface and is nice to look at.

    I'd want to know if anyone would want this. I have some free time now and might jump into this. I'd love to make a whole car linux distro out of this that a newbie could install and be running very easily. I'd also like to know if anyone would be interested in helping. This would be an open source project that is GPLed so anyone can hack the code as they wish.

    Well just let me know. maybe this is just a pipe dream
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    For sure.

    The only thing that keeps me from using Linux is the fact that there just isn't any "perfect" software like there is for Windows. I'd like to see something that uses FB instead of X to do this though.. Much faster to load and less bloat in the OS.
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    I would be up for it. Although I dont know how to program in Linux, but I would defenantly be up for testing and any type of help that I could offer. I am pretty much with you on the fact that I really havent found a piece of software that handles things like the ones in Windows. I have been messing with Linux off and on for several years now. So I would like to finally make the transition.

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    i be willing to help out, i have studied alot of c++, so if that's what ur going to code in, i'd be more than willing to take part in it; if not, id still be able to help with testing/documentation(website, maybe on my domain?)
    shawn

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    i'll pitch in as well...guess that means i need to reinstall linux
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    dellysse_com and spyhunter and others.. if you want to help I'm on the #mp3car chatroom on efnet 9am-5pm eastern most days. You can contact me on aol (hijinks7) or email me

    mike at zcentric dot com

    I'm still deciding on what to use and such.. so i'm open to lots of suggestions. I have never coded a linux gui app before so i'm a newbie but i consider myself a good programmer.

    I'd like to get a big group effort on this.. even if you can just chip in.. all the help we can get would be great. This is a big task for 1-2 people to do.
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    What dont you like about freevo? I think it's great

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    freevo wouldnt be good for a in-car app. its great for htpc. US ME then use freevo and tell me which one you want in your car.
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    I would be interested in helping. I am only in my second year of Comp Sci courses, so I am not sure about how much help I'd be (I have NEVER programmed for anything except for Unix command line).

    Also, I am going to be at one of the best Comp Sci schools in the midwest (UMR), I'd be bound to find a few bored people.

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    It does exits, although it doesn't look as good as ME
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