installing touch skins on on non touch devices
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Problem:
At the moment users are able to install skins that only offer touch screen support. If they install such a skin there is no way from XBMC standpoint to switch back besides SSH into the box and kill the skin folder. We also discusses this problem at devcon to some extend.

Solution
add a <supports></supports> (or something like that) to the addon.xml which defines what input methods the skin supports. examples
<supports>keyboard mouse touch</supports>
If they try to install perhaps prevend this from happening and show a kai toast.
Other possibility is to ask if they want to switch and have a yes/no dialog which will be closed again if no action is taken within xx amount of time.



Side note:
Another discussion was about having a <supports>pvr</supports> tag in addon.xml to give a notification that it doesn't support it.
Adding PVR is a huge job and personally i don't even care about it (atm). Having this as requirement to be allowed in xbmc repo is a limitation imo that would leave out some nice skins because adding it is just to big of job or skinner has no interest in adding PVR.
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installing touch skins on on non touch devices - by Martijn - 2013-01-31, 14:33


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