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    also, don`t forget divx playback

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    Istrunk: because selling your own distro for profit is technically illegal and against the entire open source movement It really doesnt matter what distro you use anyways your not using linux in this fashion for security, or features so basically any distro will do. If we could simply get past the gps hurdle I think linux systems would become much more popular, especially if someone can design something that can serve as a base for other versions of a similiar application

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    http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT6093506327.html <-- go here. it describes how to build an mp3 player on a bootdisk , with sound card and network!! card support. it also has the advantage of being able to be controlled from another computer via a web interface. this i belive can easilly be stripped out , all the interesting stuff is in the building the bootdisk with the appropriett hardware support. you should be able to do every thing you want by following and changing this guide. it is the best i have seen , but i cant compile a kernel on my machine for some reason....
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    Bgreet: uh.... Who told you this?
    How do you think Redhat, Suse, Mandrake, and all the others stay in business. It is illegal to sell GPL'd programs. They are actually selling the CD and Documentation,
    not the actual distro. Thats perfectly legal.
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    Hehe, ok. I may do this... I can have a makefile target that simply assembles the distro on a partition for you. Copies all necessary libs, programs, and homebrew init scripts. This would be best since people have different hardware and different host distros.

    OT: RPM is lame for several reasons. There is no live dependency filling. 3rd party RPMS tend to be 3rd rate (incompatible in some cases). FreeBSD and NetBSD (ports and pkgsrc, respectively), and even debian's apt-get solve this. Also, RPM distros tend to be bloat-ware distros, which I can't stand. That's my rant.

    By the way, I don't half-*** stuff. This will be a very elegant solution for good hardware. Although someone could jimmy it to boot from a floppy or CD-ROM, why? Boot from the hard drive. It's faster, more reliable, and all your mp3s are on it anyway. I may even add the ability to be able to hook it up to a host PC for mp3 downloading thru a firewire or USB interface, much like handheld MP3 players. But that's way off.

    [ 11-07-2001: Message edited by: SnackPack ]
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    OK, I'm making progress with Aegis.

    My mpg123 library is working beautifully. I have a mixer built in for multiple sources of audio of different formats, and I can use that mixer to display nice visualizations and even sound effects in the future. Cross fading is working nicely as well.

    Playlist loading is ultra fast since I made a perl script that generates my playlist, complete with ID3v2 tags.

    Also working on a plugin architecture for audio effects and custom widgets.

    Things are looking up for a sourceforge grand opening this month.
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    OK, another status update...

    Things are moving along, but may not be on sourceforge before December. However, it will be soon, before mid December.

    Here's the status:

    I am working on stability at the moment, and things are coming together nicely. Aegis has a very modular architecture, so the compenents of the player (MP3, GPS, DVD) can exist and operate independantly of one another. This helps the skin model greatly, since skin widgets do not need to know if a component is enabled.

    I got an ATI All In Wonder for my MSI-6215, and the video out works well in accelerated mode (which is nice for DVD), so I'll start adding complete DVD support soon.

    With the plugin architecture and skinnability I believe this will be the best multimedia center program out there. Great for the home, too. Who needs all that entertainment center equipment when you have MP3, TV, DVD, CD capabilities all in one IR controlled computer?
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    Hey let us know when you have the source forge site up. I have been thinking about making a custom distro to use this with.

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    Will do. I have been thinking about this... I have done it before with obscured (see link in my signature). It should be easy to enclose a script which assembles a distro from your regular distro. Say you run Redhat and you compile Aegis, fiddle around with it, etc. Run the script and it assembles the distro for you from the libraries and binaries on your system. This way there will be no library mismatches and such from your compiled version to the slim distro you use in your car.

    [Edit: typos fixed]

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    if you make a custom distro, make sure to have Journaled FS built in please. That'd make my life a whole lot easier to have Ext3 or XFS built in.
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