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    Request: Car Audio Front-End Writers Get Together



    Hey just a thought, (since I am not a coder) I think it would be beneficial if all these people writing front-ends:

    Media Engine
    MediaCar
    V.O.I.C.E.S
    FrodoPlayer
    Mobile Media Center
    neocar media center
    AIMEE
    AutoTouch
    ...and on and on (sorry if I missed you, but you get the point)

    Start working together on a unified project. Have all the developers get together and figure out what they like, what they don't, etc, and each take a section and put it together.

    That way we get the best of all worlds in one software!
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    Just have each person make modules, and do the main front end linked to EXEs.
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    Will never happen. We coders tend to be an individualistic bunch, with differing ideas on what and how things should be done. Wanting to do something differently, or simply wanting to do something oneself, is probably the #1 reason there's so many pakages in the first place.

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    Don't forget the NIH (Not Invented Here) syndrome. I've written plenty of stuff from scratch that I didn't really need to, partially because it's fun, partially because I don't want to have to figure out someone elses code, and partially because my needs aren't immediately satisfied by the existing code that I found in 10 seconds of searching. Coders are impatient.
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    doh, I forgot about the chicks!
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    A unified project has been suggested before.

    The problems I can see is that people work at different paces, implement things in different ways, have differing levels of ability, and everyone wants things to happen differently.

    I will admit that I have taken bits of various other software and implemented them in my own way, and hopefully there are a few things that are slightly different to the others (though by the time AIMEE is out, FP 1.09 might be out and Frodo's probably already implemented all of those anyway )

    Also, what happens if something happens to someone (like Coyote and his work commitments), the project (essentially) grinds to a halt, as they're waiting for one person to finish a section.


    In theory it's a good idea, but in practice, it will be nigh on impossible to do


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    You don't even need to start working on a unified project, all that needs to happen is for people to start writing binary compatible objects rather then complete executables. There are enough standards out there for making things that can communicate on a binary level and most can easily cross language barriers i.e. dll, COM objects, OCX controls, windows messaging, sockets, etc. Write a good extensible component and people will use it whether there part of the project or not.

    Of course the way things usually work, the writer of the final execuable that calls all the modules will usually get all the credit.
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    or just share the source code. but i doubt that will ever happen. oh well, i say everyone sticks to their own projects because if theres only one thing to choose from...well..it might not be the best for everyone. and what would be worse if they all combined their efforts to one program is if they decide to make the program commercial and start charging for licenses. then new people come up and develope more free software and we're back to where we started.
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