> On 04/08/2011 20:49, Maciej Urbaniak wrote:
>> As promised in the "Future of Freevo 2.0" thread here are some
>> of the XBMC lookalike skin for Freevo.
>> Work on this screen is approx 80-90% complete. This is something that we
>> should aim for Freevo 2.0.
>> There are some things I just cannot do myself, like a TV screens etc. as
>> do not have a TV tuner and do not use Freevo for watching TV.
>> There are some serious limitations of what 1.9.x can do, and nowhere
>> what XBMC is capable of, but the end result is IMHO pretty good and
>> esthetically pleasing not to mention a big step forward comparing to the
>> existing Freevo skins.
>> Comments and feedback are welcomed.
>> http://picasaweb.google.com/maciej.urbaniak/FreevoXBMCSkin >>
> Hi Maciej,
> I have to say that skin looks fantastic and I think it can be used as a
> base for some other new skins. You've done a great job on the layout and
> all others need to do now is change some images to make new skins. If I
> can find the time I might try to make my own new skin based on your
> If you post it to the feature tracker I can finish the TV section and
> Adam can hopefully included it in the upcoming 1.9.2 release.
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=46652&atid=446898 >
For about two weeks now i haven't done much with the skin, my free time is
over and I'm back to maybe one day a week to finish it off. Most of the
work is done now, the only remaining bit is oneclick weather plugin which
is a major pain. Some of it is skinnable, some hard coded. Also, the
resolution is fixed pretty much at 800x600. I need to think on how to make
the whole thing skinnable and about the layout too. Right now it does not
look pretty. I'll try to finish tomorrow and then I'll generate the
patch(es), package the files (it's literally hundreds of new files) and
post it to the tracker. I also need to write up some readme for others to
be able to fully integrate and tweak the skin.
There are some major and minor changes to the code all over to achieve
this, looks and functionality, although 80% stuff worked out of the box. I
was quite surprised on how much was actually there, already working and
never utilised by any other skin.
> The current skins are one of the big drawbacks with freevo. They look
> basic and dated and don't do it justice. There was a discussion in the
> past about removing most of the existing skins and only including a few,
> high quality skins. If you post yours hopefully others can adopt it to
> create their own and this can happen for the next release.
Well, it was always my idea to make this skin a reference one so new skins
can be based on it. Hence I did not spend to much time on the new graphics
and reused xbmc ones. Plus I'm not an artist :-)