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- JustinAiken - 2010-12-02

I downloaded it from Passion-XMBC's addon repo, so it is in a directory skin.transparency.SVN instead of just skin.transparency

XBMC didn't recognize it as the same.


- PatK - 2010-12-08

Roni, I wanted to ask if the Blue Box in the backdrop of the log-off buttons (and the drop down) and the Blue box in Video now playing 'player' might be modified to either a nice transparent licorice black as you have done in other areas, or eliminated altogether. Just a casual request... I like the highlight blue in most places, it's this dark plastic blue that cheapens the interface for me. A nice upscale would be a brushed metal look, with a drop of lighter chrome, but one thing at a time.


- ronie - 2010-12-08

PatK Wrote:Roni, I've noticed the bottom few pixels in the OSD button video area are cut off...

i may be looking in the wrong places, but i don't see it,
so a screenshot would be helpful.

PatK Wrote:I wanted to ask if the Blue Box in the backdrop of the log-off buttons (and the drop down) and the Blue box in Video now playing 'player' might be modified to either a nice transparent licorice black as you have done in other areas, or eliminated altogether. Just a casual request... I like the highlight blue in most places, it's this dark plastic blue that cheapens it for me. A nice upscale would be a brushed metal look, with a drop of lighter chrome, but one thing at a time.

who knows...sometimes i suddenly grow tired of some textures and decide to change them right away.
but nothings planned at this point. feel free to provide a better alternative...
i'm always open to suggestions.


- dondre - 2010-12-09

PatK Wrote:Roni, I wanted to ask if the Blue Box in the backdrop of the log-off buttons (and the drop down) and the Blue box in Video now playing 'player' might be modified to either a nice transparent licorice black as you have done in other areas, or eliminated altogether. Just a casual request... I like the highlight blue in most places, it's this dark plastic blue that cheapens the interface for me. A nice upscale would be a brushed metal look, with a drop of lighter chrome, but one thing at a time.

+1

Even if the actual OSD & Mediaflags buttons/labels are looking great and I don't feel the "cheap" in it (they are fine to me) it could be worth a try to see what a brushed metal look would give, in an "Apple" style, but since we have to stick to transparency I wonder how it could be feasable to have transparent brushed metal Undecided


- PatK - 2010-12-09

dondre Wrote:+1

Even if the actual OSD & Mediaflags buttons/labels are looking great and I don't feel the "cheap" in it (they are fine to me) it could be worth a try to see what a brushed metal look would give, in an "Apple" style, but since we have to stick to transparency I wonder how it could be feasable to have transparent brushed metal Undecided

Transparent aluminum.... I'm working on it but it's hard to machine.


- dondre - 2010-12-09

PatK Wrote:Transparent aluminum.... I'm working on it but it's hard to machine.

I could image, as much as it's impossible in real life but hey as would say Buzz Lightyear, to infinity and beyond! Good luck with that mate ;-)


- Henchmanc - 2010-12-10

I am testing XBMC at my job because I would like to convince them to put media centers in the Pediactric wings. But as the testing goes on, I am not allowed to connect the box to bypass the firewall so it can access the internet, thus, I cannot download the skin directly from the addons section. I find this skin to be the most interactive and best looking, and I would like to present it with it as the main skin. How can I get a copy as a zip file so I can install it manually. I tried downloading the SVN with TortoiseSVN then zipping all of the files it downloads, but when I try to install it through the addons menu-Install from zip. A message pops up that install failed. I am using XBMC 10.0 RC1 r35326


- ronie - 2010-12-10

Henchmanc Wrote:I am testing XBMC at my job because I would like to convince them to put media centers in the Pediactric wings. But as the testing goes on, I am not allowed to connect the box to bypass the firewall so it can access the internet, thus, I cannot download the skin directly from the addons section. I find this skin to be the most interactive and best looking, and I would like to present it with it as the main skin. How can I get a copy as a zip file so I can install it manually. I tried downloading the SVN with TortoiseSVN then zipping all of the files it downloads, but when I try to install it through the addons menu-Install from zip. A message pops up that install failed. I am using XBMC 10.0 RC1 r35326

stable zip: http://mirrors.xbmc.org/addons/dharma/skin.transparency/

you can't install the svn version through the addon menu.
just put it in a skin.transparency folder in your addons directory
and xbmc will pick it up at startup.


- Henchmanc - 2010-12-10

ronie Wrote:stable zip: http://mirrors.xbmc.org/addons/dharma/skin.transparency/

you can't install the svn version through the addon menu.
just put it in a skin.transparency folder in your addons directory
and xbmc will pick it up at startup.

So you are saying that the stable version you provided a link to I can install through the add-on menu, but if I were to use an SVN version, I should git it with an app such as TortoiseSVN and copy all of the files to a folder named skin.transparency in the addons folder on the XBMC machine? Am I following that correctly?


- ronie - 2010-12-10

Henchmanc Wrote:Am I following that correctly?

yes :-)


- Henkske - 2010-12-13

What is the best way to keep your skin settings? Now everytime i download a new SVN i have to manually adjust all the settings too my likings


- gabbott - 2010-12-13

Henkske Wrote:What is the best way to keep your skin settings? Now everytime i download a new SVN i have to manually adjust all the settings too my likings

Hrm, it should keep all your settings, how are you updating?


- Henkske - 2010-12-13

gabbott Wrote:Hrm, it should keep all your settings, how are you updating?

First i do svn checkout http://transparency-xbmc.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ skin.transparency.

Then i manually have to copy the dir to /usr/share/xbmc/addons


- gabbott - 2010-12-13

Henkske Wrote:First i do svn checkout http://transparency-xbmc.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ skin.transparency.

Then i manually have to copy the dir to /usr/share/xbmc/addons

dont checkout each time, do a svn update when you are updating, and it shouldnt go there, it should go in the addons in your home directory.

This is how I update:

Code:
[email protected]:~$ cd .xbmc/addons/
[email protected]:~/.xbmc/addons$ svn update http://transparency-xbmc.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ skin.transparency



- Henkske - 2010-12-13

gabbott Wrote:dont checkout each time, do a svn update when you are updating, and it shouldnt go there, it should go in the addons in your home directory.

This is how I update:

Code:
[email protected]:~$ cd .xbmc/addons/
[email protected]:~/.xbmc/addons$ svn update http://transparency-xbmc.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ skin.transparency

Yep that's the way it's supposed to workSmile However he doesn't see the skin when in it's in my " home" folder. Only in /usr/share/xbmc/addons