Hey, you know what would be really cool… if there was a software development kit for the fuze.
An OpenSource firmware would be nice, Netgear made a couple of OpenSource Routers, and they seemed to sell good.
But if that is impossible due to license issues or something, maybe have parts of the code changeable, via dll, virtual machine/ bytecode or a scripting language.
so that you could change or even fully rewrite the menu.
The community could write additional functionality like a text/pdf viewer or games. I could imagine that the fuze controls would be interesting for creating some original games.
In terms of modding, idsoftwares Quake series was mostly so popular because it had good modding capabilities.
I know this will probably not happen for the fuze, since it would probably require a lot of changes, but maybe keep this thought in mind for the next device… that would definetly be a good reason for me to buy it!
If any developer is reading this, I’m curious… what language is the firmware written in ?
I might go into media device firmware development when I’m done studying.
And if you ever decide to go for the SDK, I’d love spending my precious time on betatesting it…
I’ve previously tested betas & sdk’s for idsoftware and splashdamage and helped them improve their products a lot.
Message Edited by Roughael on 12-03-2008 11:04 AM