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    100% Plugin based Front End

    Correct me if I am wrong, but from all the front ends I have tried, they all have one thing in common, they all have buttons for apps that I wouldnt use, and I am sure thats an issue for others as well.

    I was thinking, is it not possible to develop a front end that reacts to the plugins you have installed, ie DVD, GPS, MP3, TV, FM for example would all plugins, but the front end will dynamically display buttons for those plugins which you have the need for, making the front end more appropriate for what the end user needs.

    Leading on from this, could third party plugins could be made to work on top of a standard set, ie those above?

    What are your opinions?

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    Most all the front ends are skinable. You can make your own skin and put only buttons on that you have need for. My skin does not have Internet, Application, CD-Rip, XM satellite or sirius. I have only MP3, RADIO, DVD, WEATHER and PHONE. Skiining is not that dificult to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
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    Frodo will you have some sort of "dynamic screen creation" if not I dont think the original poster will be satisifed.... ...

    anyways, I dont think he is referring to not having unneeded application overhead, and loading only the modules that you would like..... I think he refers solely to UI...

    nonetheless I cant wait for your stuff to come out!
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    Centrafuse allows you to remove un-needed functions just by editing buttonactions.xml in a text editor. David has also said CF 1.5 will allow you to configure buttons graphically from within the UI (in addition to supporting 3rd party plug-ins).

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    this is possible in road runner with some of the more basic skins, which like centrafuse's skin dont use graphics together with the text...

    then you can switch text around and such.... the skins which use graphics however usually dont use labels since it is unlikley that youd change the text next to the DVD logo to read something like Weather right
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
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    Great news. I was talking about the UI reacting to what plugins where installed. Kinda like Litestep in a way.

    Frodo, is there any expected dates for betas? Thanks

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