Nice ressurection Helly! Hopefully you get this project forward once again.
Maybe you could also add Universal updated artwork (Revamped 5.04, changelog
starting around 2.3.5), the open and pending PR's (also mostly Universal's work: PR1
) and already requested improvements from the old CCM topic. Also thewarm's "Gray theme
" looks great!
Some of my personal preferences:
1> When from home entering a section (video, music, settings, etc) and have a look top-left. All those icons look to big, are not really catchy and some are simple not good.
2> musicOSD: Cluttered with 3 icons for vizualisation while not giving direct access to current playlist. And also, like in videoOSD, that silly CD icon.
3> When pausing slideshow, a written pause is in top right corner. In both other players a pause icon is shown at the right bottom.
4> Going to music, deafult experience doesn't offer genre icons. navigate to music, library, genre. There my library shows my music genres (acid, jazz, etc). Those genres miss artwork.
5> a nice PictureOSD
6> When browser through picture folders, it would make sense to see some folder statistics (like audio and video
7> Better sorted dialogpictureinfo.xml: Now, the picture information screen (press 'o') is used to show available meta information. Most information is not that interesting. At least move up: Date/time, filedate, Comment, Exif comment, xp comment as those are the most interesting details.
8> For easily finding certain picture in a folder with a lot of pictures, I think a Wallview
(large grid) is essential.
9> "Big list"-view has no extra value above "List". Adding "Date" and "Date taken" would match sorting options.
10> "Thumb" can be integrated into "Pic thumb"-view. It also has a small bug in this view (showing unneeded "[")
11> "Image wrap"-view can be removed.
12> make music osd and controls accessible from within picture slideshow.
13> Skin settings: Create a performance tab (http://www.htpcbeginner.com/10-tweaks-to...erry-pi/).
14> Some other inspiration: https://github.com/pkscout/skin.confluen...its/master
And maybe it's an idea to clone Universal source psd's (https://github.com/uNiversaI/revamp-confluence-psds
) to centralize the 1 and only FOSS skin, including design files.
I think Confluence-githead + revamped newest + CCM basics (mostly customization settings with a setting reoqrganisation like Aeon-NOX + performance tab) + sensible customizations will be the best and easiest upgrade for many users. Would be great if you could provide a repo so updating this skin becomes easy.