Comparison of skin features

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HeadLearning Offline
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Post: #31
Updated the wiki to include a compatibility grid.

Still a WIP: Skin_features_compatibility_list (wiki)
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Ned Scott Offline
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I had a plan to make it so that the compatibility table could be populated simply by adding or removing "categories" to the wiki page for that skin. I was about halfway through that when I decided to wait on updates to the MediaWiki software. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem like it will happen for maybe another year, so that means I have to make the best of what I have.

I'll try to come up with something that is easier to update than what we have now. Not that it's "bad", but it's yet another area of the wiki that should be easier than it currently is.

So the question now is, what features do we want to see on the list, to compare? What do users look for to see if it has skin support/options/etc? What's "cool" with the "young peoples"?

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(This post was last modified: 2015-12-30 10:31 by Ned Scott.)
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(2015-12-30 10:31)Ned Scott Wrote:  So the question now is, what features do we want to see on the list, to compare? What do users look for to see if it has skin support/options/etc? What's "cool" with the "young peoples"?

Hi Ned.

That sounds like a really good idea, and it's certainly about time to look at that wiki page Smile

Some of the current categories still applies, others need to be updated and yet other need to be added.

What still works for me is:
  • Custom home items
  • Artwork Downloader
  • Clear art
  • CDArt
  • Extra Fanart
  • Next Aired
  • TV Tunes
  • Skin Widgets
  • Intro Movie
  • Touch Support
  • PVR

If we include certain add-ons, we should also make room for other. So maybe we should discuss which - if any at all (script.extendedinfo, script.globalsearch, script.skin.helper.service, script.toolbox etc etc).
Most skins use script.extendedinfo instead of the old metadata actors script.
CinemaVision seems more appropiate than Cinema Experience, although I have left support for both.
TV Show Logos should be replaced by "clear logos", to reflect Clear Art and CDArt. Maybe more artwork should be added, like extra thumbs etc.
ADSP support should also be on the list, and maybe also Radio RDS Info.
We should also think of adding which skins support image resource add-ons, and maybe ronie's script.
And maybe also home screen widgets...

That's my random thoughts. I probably have overlooked certain details, which will be added later Smile
(This post was last modified: 2015-12-30 12:14 by Gade.)
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