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- Sharpe - 2010-11-04 10:01

Quote:Version 3.0.1
- Added simplified home controls view option
- Added support for random items script
- Added fanart background to recently added home controls

Version 2.9.7
- Added Add-on notification toggle button
- Improved header labels in settings screens

Version 2.9.6
- Altered unwatched episodes labeling for TV Shows
- Added a new home screen title font
- Added support for ppic's very cool TV Theme script

Version 2.9.5
- Changed home screen recently added movie icons ordering

As usual I'm grateful for any bug reports due to these changes - cheers

ZERO <ibis> Wrote:2.9.5 was the last version the xbmc has auto updated to. Is the auto update working for anyone b/c I have not gotten anything past 2.9.5

Yeah these changes haven't been pushed to the offical repo yet - the rule there is any changes I make have to be thoroughly tested for a good few days before I ask them to go on the official repo. If people want to try the new stuff before the changes become official then they need to either manually download the skin or install the Passion repo and then install the SVN version of the BackRow which will update whenever I make a change to the SVN. (Check the download link below)

- ubuntuf4n - 2010-11-05 01:13

I love the new TVTheme-Script!

btw, I noticed that the whole skin is very easy on the eyes.

Just the Menu-Picture where I can choose the different movie sets or genres is very bright (compared to the whole skin-design)
I solved it on my own by replacing it with something darker, but I thought it would be good to give some feedback.

Anyway, this skin is great. :-)

- ZERO <ibis> - 2010-11-05 17:57

Have you considered adding this at all: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=84411

Or is this not something that your able to do at the skin level?

- djdafreund - 2010-11-05 18:25

It is in interesting idea, but wondering about this, is it REALLY important enough to ALWAYS be wanting to read your RSS feed's? XBMC has an RSS feed plugin for doing this to read when ever you want to, but thinking this is the same level of thinking for why all this time it's never been done to date (or any other skin's likewise). It's not a BAD idea per say, just not seeing a valid reason for going to the extent of always wanting to see RSS feed's all over. But also not saying it wouldn't get done either. Smile

- ZERO <ibis> - 2010-11-05 19:14

I think of it this way, as I have my RSS feed configured to show new episodes of shows I am watching. Normally my system is almost always in the tv selection area. So when I leave the tv and come back it is still in that section. The time that passes during this can be a few hours and in that time a new show may have been released. So I then need to exit to the main menu and check the list and then go back to see if there is a difference between the latest episode number and the last one on my xbmc share. It would be a lot easier if I could just read it off while also scrolling to the next thing I am watching. In addition it is cool to be able to have it right there to directly compare with the show while I am looking at said show.

I agree that no matter what it should not be done in a way that clutters the screen but I think there are ways of making it work.

I have attached a pic of where I think it could go. Looking at this actually gave me another cool idea that you may be more interested in how about in the current date section there is also current weather info like a small image and the current temp?

[Image: screenshot000.png]

- ubuntuf4n - 2010-11-06 00:26

Sharpe is there a plan to integrate Hitcher's Featured Script?
It pop ups a random movie on the homescreen.

- Sharpe - 2010-11-06 15:11

ZERO <ibis> - Okay I'll see what I can do. Maybe some sort optional rss feed within the menus. The tricky thing will be getting a "consistent" look.

ubuntuf4n - Yep I've just added this along with replacing the smaller, lower home controls option with a more simplified, text only, option.

[Image: HomeScreenMod.jpg?t=1289069373]

- ubuntuf4n - 2010-11-06 17:34

Many Thanks Sharpe,
will check it out.

- ubuntuf4n - 2010-11-07 01:39

the darkened root view / genre wallpaper looks very dashing.
No more Problems while watching with dimmed light Smile

The simplified home button control is also very nice as an alternative.
It's cool to see 99% of the homescreen wallpaper.

Finaly, the highly appreciated random-items-script is also on board, it makes the backrow-skin even more complete. Big Grin

I noticed that the random-item-skin also applys for the episodes (as it does , if the recently-added-script is chosen).

Though, I am not very satisfied that also random episodes are shown.
To be honest, I would like to get rid of the episode part (random-items) Shocked

Would it be possible to see just the random-movie-script, without the episodes?


- Sharpe - 2010-11-07 03:21

ubuntuf4n Wrote:...Would it be possible to see just the random-movie-script, without the episodes?


Yeah I agree - I've made it totally customisable now.

- ubuntuf4n - 2010-11-07 04:33

Now it's perfectly implemented.
Thanks, Sharpe.

This skin is really cool.

Best Regards,

edit: not sure if it's a xbmc-system or it skin-thingy, but I noticed that viewtypes are not remembered while switching from another skin (in appeirance-settings). It's not a big problem for me, though I thought that it would be good to tell you that...

- djdafreund - 2010-11-07 05:24

viewtypes haven't been remembered ever due to the fact that each skin uses different view's and number's, other wise it would cause a conflict when changing to a skin that doesn't use a certain view number. That's what I've been told in the past at least.

- ubuntuf4n - 2010-11-07 14:57


thanks for the informative reply.

- djdafreund - 2010-11-07 15:54

I try Smile Just woke up an hour early cause i forgot to change my time before bed time. Couldn't fall back asleep. ARGH!! LOL.

- ZERO <ibis> - 2010-11-08 02:55

ubuntuf4n Wrote:Sharpe is there a plan to integrate Hitcher's Featured Script?
It pop ups a random movie on the homescreen.

Could this also be used to pop up random series from the tv section in the same way (as an alternative to recently added) this could be a cool option to implement as well. Wink