Some time ago I started working on a mod of the reFocus BIG skin by Paul Salem to make this fantastic skin run a bit snappier on low-end hardware like the Raspberry Pi. To achieve this main goal I have removed some (in my eyes) unessential features and add-ons. I have also made a few changes on some of the views and there is a whole new Fanart view as well
It's still in development stage, but it runs pretty stable for me, so I thought maybe someone wants to give it a try.
all images show the reAlaska dark theme (can be changed in Settings → Appearance → Theme)
the GitHub repository can be found here:
Kodi 14.0 "Helix"
Installation through my custom repository (recommended):
→ you receive updates automatically as soon as there is a new version
- Download xbmc.repo.freeman.zip to your Kodi machine
- In Kodi go to Add-ons → Install from zip file → navigate to your downloaded file and select it
- Now you have my custom repository installed
- Head over to Add-ons → Get Add-ons → freem@n's Add-ons → select "reFocus light" and install it
- Wait a few minutes for the download & installation process to complete
- Afterwards you will be prompted to switch to the newly installed skin
→ developer version contains smaller changes which means you can update the skin more frequently.
### sample installation on XBian ###
# NOT possible on OpenELEC because there is no git client!
cd /home/xbian/.xbmc/addons # you may need to change the path according to your system
git clone https://github.com/freeman212/skin.refocus.light -b gotham --single-branch
sudo service xbmc restart # (re-)start your XBMC
you may need to download additional additional addons like the "Artwork Downloader" from the official Kodi.tv repository if you haven't already in order to use all skin features
→ to update to the latest version: just log in via ssh and go back to the skin.refocus.light folder (where you installed it previously) and execute git pull origin gotham
- Many thanks to Jeroen for the original reFocus skin and Paul Salem for his fantastic work!
- this modded skin is based on reFocus BIG