[RELEASE] Rapier 11.1.0 for Kodi 18 Leia

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11.1.0 FOR KODI 18 LEIA
21-April-2017

Available through the official Kodi repository!



INSTALLING

To install this skin for Kodi 18 Leia, you must do so from the Add-on Manager within Kodi:
  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository
  4. Kodi Add-on repository
  5. Look and feel
  6. Skins
  7. Rapier
  8. Install



NEW FEATURES IN RAPIER 11:

HOME SCREEN
  • A fully customizable home screen Games category has been added with submenus, widget, backgrounds, icon and add-on shortcuts. Click here for screenshots.
    Use this category to enter the Games windows and add-ons.
  • A Games widget has been added for the custom categories. Screenshot.

FULLSCREEN VIDEO WINDOW
  • Video and audio bitrate information has been added to the player process dialog.

PVR
  • PVR Guide now, next and channel views are removed.
  • Support for direct numeric channel number input. Screenshot.
    When watching fullscreen tv or listening to fullscreen radio, entering a numeric value will switch to the corresponding channel number. The numeric value will show directly on screen.
    Before the numeric input dialog was opened.
    Numeric channel number input has been added for the PVR windows in the sort letter notification area (top left).
  • PVR Group Manager and PVR Channel Manager dialogs has been updated with changes for Kodi Leia. Screenshot.
  • A "Channel Guide" button has been added to PVR channel and guide information windows. Click here for screenshots.
  • A "All Videos" / "Watched" / "Unwatched" toggle button has been added to the PVR recordings window.

SETTINGS
  • The settings menubar has been reconfigured, and Games section has been added. Screenshot.
    This means that the Add-on button is removed. Use the home screen System or Add-ons submenus to enter this section or add a custom item.

SKIN SETTINGS
  • A lot of new presets and a Games section has been added to the presets dialog (which is used when creating custom categories or submenus). Screenshot.

MISCELLANEOUS
  • Major code cleanup.



The first post will always be updated with the latest information and changelog.
If you have any problems or find any bugs, please let me know right away.
Also, if you have features, ideas, designs etc. you would like added, I'll be more than happy to help.


DEVELOPMENT

You can always follow latest development, download uncompressed textures etc. on Github.


DEVELOPMENT REPOSITORY

You can manually install my repository to automatically receive the newest development updates.
You will still receive the official updates.


WIKI

You can find a detailed guide to Rapier's skin settings at the wiki.


Please keep this thread reserved for Rapier for Kodi 18 Leia.
Click here for Rapier for Kodi 17 Krypton.
Click here for Rapier for Kodi 16 Jarvis.


SCREENSHOTS


CHANGELOG:

RAPIER 11.1.0 LEIA
Code:
- Redesign of home screen categories.
- Slightly redesign of home screen widgets.
- Updated navigation for all widgets.
- Custom categories now use a regular text label instead of images.
- Custom category names are now used in the skin settings instead of "Custom 1", "Custom 2" etc.
- Removed all custom category images from skin.rapier/extras/ folder.
- Removed all category images from skin.rapier/media/homecategories/ folder.
- Updated screenshots.
- Updated duration labels for Kodi Leia.
- Added Skin Settings > Home > Change Category Actions: change all main category actions.
- Added "Debug information" button to fullscreen video OSD.
- Added information window for single movies part of a movie set.
- Updated PVR Group Manager and PVR Channel Manager dialogs for Kodi Leia.
- Removed Wide List views.
- Added new section to skin settings: Views. Use this to disable views (will increase performance).
- Added "Channel Guide" button to PVR channel and guide information windows.
- Fix missing Icon View for picture and program add-ons.

PREVIOUS VERSIONS
Code:
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11.0.5 (6-March-17)
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- Added "Download Extrafanart" button to video information window.
- Updated script.skin.helper.service infolabels for v1.1.3
- Added List Info / List Info 2 / Thumbs Info Views for video content.
- Fixes for episode views.

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11.0.4 (28-February-17)
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- Several fixed for views.

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11.0.3 (25-February-17)
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- Removed sort letter notification for some sort methods.
- Improvements of extra fanart.
- Added All Videos / Watched / Unwatched toggle button for PVR recordings window.
- Added support for script.skin.helper.skinbackup
- Added support for script.skin.helper.backgrounds
- Added support for script.skin.helper.widgets
- Decreased the size of home screen category icons.

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11.0.2 (11-February-17)
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- Home screen Add-ons category will open up a new Add-ons window.
- Updated video information window to support video content type.
- Added Fullscreen button to Player Controls dialog.
- Fix for PVR subchannel numbers.
- Updated Player Process Info dialog.

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11.0.1 (30-January-17)
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- Added List Info 2 View to tv show seasons.
- Added List Info 3 View to tv show seasons.
- Added banner style to List Info 3 View for tv shows and seasons.
- Added video and audio bitrate information to player process dialog.

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11.0.0 (26-January-17)
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- Bump xbmc.gui to 5.13.0
- Major code cleanup.
- Added fully customizable Games home screen category.
- Added Games windows.
- Reconfigured Settings menubar and added Game settings.
- Added Games category to the presets dialog (used when creating custom categories and submenus).
- Removed PVR Guide now, next and channel views.
- Added support for direct numeric channel number input.
- Added Games widget for custom categories.
- Added numeric channel number input for sort letter notification.
Full changelog can be viewed here.


TRANSLATIONS

Translation of the skin is handled on Transifex. Please sign up or join the project to translate this skin.
A huge thanks to all the translators for the great work - it's really appreciated!


SUPPORTED AND RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS (AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION)

Favourites script (ronie, `Black)
Random and Last items script (MikeBZH44, Martijn, `Black)
TV Show - Next Aired (Ppic, Frost, ronie, `Black, phil65)
Skin Helper Service (marcelveldt)
Skin Helper Backgrounds (marcelveldt)
Skin Helper Widgets (marcelveldt)
Rapier UI Sounds (Gade)
Image Resource Script (ronie)
White Studio Icons (Team Kodi)


SUPPORTED ADD-ONS (KODI ADD-ON REPOSITORY INSTALLATION)

Artwork Downloader (Martijn)
Global Search (ronie)
Artist Slideshow (ronie, pkscout)
CU LRC Lyrics (Taxigps, ronie)
Skin Helper Skinbackup (marcelveldt)
CDArt Manager (Giftie)
ExtendedInfo Script (phil65)
OpenWeatherMap Extended (ronie)
CinemaVision (CinemaVision)
Library Node Editor (Unfledged, Team-Kodi)
User Rating Script (Regss)
script.module.t9.search (Phil65)
service.nextup.notification (im85288)
Audio Profiles (Regss)
Autocompletions for virtual keyboard (phil65)
Audio DSP Basic
Audio DSP Biquad Filters
Audio DSP Free Surround
Image resource genre icons, weather icons and genre fanart, weather fanart add-ons...


SUPPORTED ADD-ONS (MANUAL INSTALLATION)

TV Tunes (Ppic,Frost,ronie,robwebset)
Video Extras (robwebset)
MyPicsDB (Xycl, MikeBZH44, Alexsolex)
IMDB Update (Jandalf)
Library Editor Script (phil65)
script.youtube.browser (phil65)


DONATIONS

If you like Rapier and want to buy me a coffee or beer, feel free to donate. Greatly appreciated! Wink

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(This post was last modified: 2017-04-28 10:43 by Gade.)
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SCREENSHOTS FROM RAPIER 11:


Added fully customizable Games home screen category
[Image: games1.png]

Added fully customizable Games home screen category
Changed background and added add-on shortcut
[Image: games2.png]

Reconfigured Settings menubar and added Game settings
[Image: games3.png]

Added Games category to the presets dialog
Added additional items to the presets dialog
[Image: presets.png]

Added Games widget for custom categories
[Image: games%20widget.png]

Added support for direct numeric channel number input
[Image: channel%20number%20input.png]

Added "Channel Guide" button to PVR channel and guide information windows
Click the "Channel guide" button
[Image: channel_guide1.png]

Added "Channel Guide" button to PVR channel and guide information windows
Channel guide dialog
[Image: channel_guide2.png]

Updated PVR Group Manager and PVR Channel Manager dialogs for Kodi Leia
[Image: group_manager.png]
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Rapier v11.0.0 is added to the official Kodi Leia repo!
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I have the offical repo but only see 10.9.3

repo 2.0.1
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It's been added to the official Kodi Leia add-on repo. Not my development repo.

Should update within a day or so.
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Now it's up on the mirrors - so you should have the update by now.
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(2017-01-29 17:26)Gade Wrote:  Now it's up on the mirrors - so you should have the update by now.

got it ty!
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UPDATE: Rapier 11.0.5 is available through the official Kodi repository!

This update is installed automatically.
If this is not the case, you can download it here.


This is a massive update both visually and internally.


2 add-ons will be automatically installed with this update:
  • Skin Helper Backgrounds (script.skin.helper.backgrounds): This add-on is now used for all slideshow backgrounds for music, movies, videos, tv shows, music videos and pvr.
  • Skin Helper Widgets (script.skin.helper.widgets): This add-on is now used for some widgets

The reason for this is a major refactor of the Skin Helper add-on (script.skin.helper.service).
The new add-ons replaces and improves functions previously handled by script.skin.helper.service.



Other hightlights are:
  • List Info / List Info 2 / Thumbs Info Views has been added for video content. Screenshots below.
    This is useful when using the Youtube add-on.
  • List Info 2 View to tv show seasons has been added. Screenshots below.
  • List Info 3 View to tv show seasons has been added. Screenshot below.
  • A banner style has been added to List Info 3 View for tv shows and seasons. Screenshot below.
    Go to the View Options to enable this style.
  • The home screen Add-ons category will now open a completely new add-ons window. Screenshots below.
    This is very useful for a quick overview of your add-ons, organizing them or to just have video, audio, program and picture in the same window.
    The top options menu bar contains a lot of useful features for handling add-ons.
  • Several fixes and improvements for views.
  • Player Process Info dialog has been updated.
  • A "Download Extrafanart" button has been added to the video information window.
  • Updated video information window to support video content type.
    This is useful when running an add-on with video content.
  • A "All Videos" / "Watched" / "Unwatched" toggle button has been added to the PVR recordings window.


FULL CHANGELOG
Code:
11.0.5 (6-March-17)
- Added "Download Extrafanart" button to video information window.
- Updated script.skin.helper.service infolabels for v1.1.3
- Added List Info / List Info 2 / Thumbs Info Views for video content.
- Fixes for episode views.
- Several fixed for views.
- Removed sort letter notification for some sort methods.
- Improvements of extra fanart.
- Added All Videos / Watched / Unwatched toggle button for PVR recordings window.
- Added support for script.skin.helper.skinbackup
- Added support for script.skin.helper.backgrounds
- Added support for script.skin.helper.widgets
- Decreased the size of home screen category icons.
- Home screen Add-ons category will open up a new Add-ons window.
- Updated video information window to support video content type.
- Added Fullscreen button to Player Controls dialog.
- Fix for PVR subchannel numbers.
- Updated Player Process Info dialog.
- Added List Info 2 View to tv show seasons.
- Added List Info 3 View to tv show seasons.
- Added banner style to List Info 3 View for tv shows and seasons.
- Added video and audio bitrate information to player process dialog.


Added List Info 2 View to tv show seasons
Banner style
[Image: seasons%20listinfo2a.png]

Added List Info 2 View to tv show seasons
Expanded style
[Image: seasons%20listinfo2b.png]

Added List Info 3 View to tv show seasons
[Image: seasons%20listinfo3.png]

Added banner style to List Info 3 View for tv shows and seasons
[Image: listinfo3%20banner.png]

Added List Info / List Info 2 / Thumbs Info Views for video content
List Info
[Image: videos_listinfo.png]

Added List Info / List Info 2 / Thumbs Info Views for video content
List Info 2
[Image: videos_listinfo2.png]

Added List Info / List Info 2 / Thumbs Info Views for video content
Thumbs Info
[Image: videos_thumbsinfo.png]

Home screen Add-ons category will open up a new Add-ons window
Music add-ons
[Image: myaddons1.png]

Home screen Add-ons category will open up a new Add-ons window
My add-ons
[Image: myaddons2.png]


ENJOY!
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Would anyone miss the Wide List View and Fanart View?

I'm considering getting rid of some views to speed up performance.

Based on this poll, not many people are using them.
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(2017-03-13 14:14)Gade Wrote:  Would anyone miss the Wide List View and Fanart View?

I'm considering getting rid of some views to speed up performance.

Based on this poll, not many people are using them.
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(2017-04-12 03:39)stacksptdtdm Wrote:  
(2017-03-13 14:14)Gade Wrote:  Would anyone miss the Wide List View and Fanart View?

I'm considering getting rid of some views to speed up performance.

Based on this poll, not many people are using them.

I don't use those views

I removed Wide List View - Fanart View is still there.


From the next update, you can disable all view types you don't use in your libraries. This will indeed speed up performance.
You can get this update right now by installing my development repository.

After automatically getting the latest update (10.4.8), go to Skin Settings > Views
Disable view types you don't use. Eg. if you only use List Info 3 View for movies, disable ALL other view types.
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I'm currently working on improving the home screen.
Both to speed up performance, reduce skin size and to make it a bit more modern.

All categories now use a regular font, which means that category images are no longer needed.
This improves performance, reduces the overall size and is much easier when creating custom categories. Now you just enter the text for the custom category.

I have moved some info around, recently added widgets now contains 5 items, and slightly sped up category animations, which should make them more responsive.


To give an idea of what I mean:

OLD HOME SCREEN - MOVIES CATEGORY:
[Image: home_old.png]

NEW HOME SCREEN - MOVIES CATEGORY:
[Image: home_new.png]


Please compare the two images and write any thoughts on this.
You can click them to see them full size.
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Help needed!


I just pushed the latest development update to my repo.

This update includes the new home screen categories, some widget refactoring and widget navigation changes.

All custom categories now use a regular text label instead of custom category images.
This means that all custom category names are reverted to "Custom 1", "Custom 2" etc.
Go to Skin Settings > Home > Category Menu > Add more categories / 2 / 3 / 4
Click the "Name" button to set the category name.

This new name is used throughout the skin and also in the skin settings.


Heavy testing is needed and any feedback is extremely appreciated!
Also any thoughts on appearance, ideas etc.


Read here how to install my development repository.
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UPDATE: Rapier 11.1.0 is available through the official Kodi repository!

This update is installed automatically.
If this is not the case, you can download it here.



The home screen categories are changed and updated. Screenshots below.
This allows for a more modern look, faster load times, smoother animations and reduced skin size.
The categories now use a regular text label instead of images, which makes it far more flexible.
All home screen widgets top right has been changed slightly and an extra visible item has been added (now 5 items).

All custom categories have been RESET to "Custom 1", "Custom 2" etc.
Go to Skin Settings > Home > Category Menu > Add more categories / 2 / 3 / 4 >
Click the "Name" button to set the category name (this new name is used throughout the skin and also in the skin settings).
If home screen navigation buttons are disabled, 11 characters maximum are recommended.
If home screen navigation buttons are enabled, 10 characters maximum are recommended.



A new section has been added to the skin settings: "Views". Screenshot below.
This section is especially useful when using a low powered device.
Here you can disable all view types you don't use in all windows and sections of Kodi.
TIP: Disabling every single view type you don't use will significantly speed up load times when entering windows and libraries.



Other hightlights are:
  • A new function has been added to Skin Settings > Home > "Change Category Actions". Screenshots below.
    Here you can change the functions of all main home screen categories - with full support for library nodes.
    NOTE: This new feature will reset the now deprecated skin settings to redirect the Music, Videos, TV or Radio categories!
  • An information window for single movies part of a movie set has been added. Screenshot below.
    When focusing a single movie part of a movie set, use the context menu to open the window.
  • PVR Group Manager and PVR Channel Manager dialogs has been updated with changes for Kodi Leia. Screenshot below.
  • A "Channel Guide" button has been added to PVR channel and guide information windows. Screenshots below.
  • A "Debug information" button has been added to fullscreen video OSD. Screenshot below.
    Click this button to display debug information during fullscreen video playback.


FULL CHANGELOG
Code:
11.1.0 (21-April-17)
- Redesign of home screen categories.
- Slightly redesign of home screen widgets.
- Updated navigation for all widgets.
- Custom categories now use a regular text label instead of images.
- Custom category names are now used in the skin settings instead of "Custom 1", "Custom 2" etc.
- Removed all custom category images from skin.rapier/extras/ folder.
- Removed all category images from skin.rapier/media/homecategories/ folder.
- Updated screenshots.
- Updated duration labels for Kodi Leia.
- Added Skin Settings > Home > Change Category Actions: change all main category actions.
- Added "Debug information" button to fullscreen video OSD.
- Added information window for single movies part of a movie set.
- Updated PVR Group Manager and PVR Channel Manager dialogs for Kodi Leia.
- Removed Wide List views.
- Added new section to skin settings: Views. Use this to disable views (will increase performance).
- Added "Channel Guide" button to PVR channel and guide information windows.
- Fix missing Icon View for picture and program add-ons.


Redesign of home screen categories
Slightly redesign of home screen widgets
Movies category
[Image: home_movies.png]

Redesign of home screen categories
Slightly redesign of home screen widgets
TV Shows category
[Image: home_tvshows.png]

Redesign of home screen categories
Videos category
[Image: home_videos.png]

Redesign of home screen categories
Skin Settings > Home > Category Menu > Add more categories / 2 / 3 / 4 > Name
[Image: home_skinsettings.png]

Added information window for single movies part of a movie set
[Image: single_movieset_info.png]

Added new section to skin settings: Views
[Image: views2.png]

Added Skin Settings > Home > Change Category Actions
[Image: category_actions1.png]

Added Skin Settings > Home > Change Category Actions
Change Music category action
[Image: category_actions2.png]

Added Skin Settings > Home > Change Category Actions
Dialog for the music category
[Image: category_actions3.png]

Added "Debug information" button to fullscreen video OSD
[Image: debug_info.png]

Added "Channel Guide" button to PVR channel and guide information windows
Click the "Channel guide" button
[Image: channel_guide1.png]

Added "Channel Guide" button to PVR channel and guide information windows
Channel guide dialog
[Image: channel_guide2.png]



CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST...
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CONTINUED...


Updated PVR Group Manager and PVR Channel Manager dialogs for Kodi Leia
[Image: group_manager.png]



ENJOY!
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