I'm finally releasing a preview version of VIVA (VIVA Is A Visual shell Altnerative).
Admittidly the preview doesn't have much linked yet, we're releasing for you to get your comments in on the UI and to prove we have beat Project4 in 2 main aspects.
What the version has:
Ability to load the XMB or VIVA during boot time, pressing the left shoulder button loads the XMB, not pressing loads VIVA. No files have to be written unlike Project4.
ISO/CSO loading (fixed path) with the M33 and NP9660 driver, Project4 only had the ISOFs driver.
Our blog contains the link, but I'm still unable to post a link on the QJ forums (post count). If you search for threads started by me on here you'll find the other VIVA thread which contains a link to the blog.
Comments can be posted on here or the blog, just remember this has next to no functionality and is just to get a view of the UI in action and the ability to pick XMB or VIVA, so don't post anything about not being able to do anything.