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Release Rapier 9.6.6 for Kodi 16 Jarvis [DEPRECATED]
Thanks very much for Rapier Gade, I really love it. For my wimpy android device it is just the right combination of resources vs. features. I like that Aeon MD6 too, what a beaut, but too heavy and last I saw no Jarvis version. Anyhow, too much of a resource hog for me.
I do have an issue recently. I upgraded to 9.5.4, 99% great, but my problem is with icons/scaling/format. I use Super Favorites, boot right to it and use custom icons there, which takes me to default icons for the addons. Both sets of icons are now "messed up" in that they are 1. larger than before (not a big deal really). 2. The real problem is scaling of the pictures horizontally, they are chopped off on the right & left sides. I've been messing with one of my custom icons, it seems no matter what size/ratio I make it I get the same chopped off view. And again, this is happening with the default addon pics too. Petty, I can live with it, it's not so bad as to make them unusable, but perhaps you can point me in the right direction. Downgrade to 9.5.0 doesn't help.
In particular is there some ideal size or ratio I should make the custom icons? BTW, through blind luck I suppose, all was beautiful before the upgrade.
I'm going to puruse the skinning manual some more on the wiki today, at the least I may gain some knowledge.
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(2016-05-21, 21:41)yuyuyak Wrote: Thanks very much for Rapier Gade, I really love it. For my wimpy android device it is just the right combination of resources vs. features. I like that Aeon MD6 too, what a beaut, but too heavy and last I saw no Jarvis version. Anyhow, too much of a resource hog for me.
I do have an issue recently. I upgraded to 9.5.4, 99% great, but my problem is with icons/scaling/format. I use Super Favorites, boot right to it and use custom icons there, which takes me to default icons for the addons. Both sets of icons are now "messed up" in that they are 1. larger than before (not a big deal really). 2. The real problem is scaling of the pictures horizontally, they are chopped off on the right & left sides. I've been messing with one of my custom icons, it seems no matter what size/ratio I make it I get the same chopped off view. And again, this is happening with the default addon pics too. Petty, I can live with it, it's not so bad as to make them unusable, but perhaps you can point me in the right direction. Downgrade to 9.5.0 doesn't help.
In particular is there some ideal size or ratio I should make the custom icons? BTW, through blind luck I suppose, all was beautiful before the upgrade.
I'm going to puruse the skinning manual some more on the wiki today, at the least I may gain some knowledge.

Hi yuyuyak and welcome to the forums.

What aspect ratio is your wimpy Android device? Smile
While Rapier runs fine on most platforms, the skin is designed for 16X9. Some scaling of images and icons might occur on other aspect ratios. I know that from my iPad's.

It might be something I can look into and fix. But some screenshots will really be helpful to let me know exactly which sections of the skin you're talking about.
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UPDATE: Rapier 9.5.6 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 quite the update, where highlights are:
  • Animated posters are available for all movie and sets views
  • Added Awards / Critics to ExtendedInfo video information window. Screenshot below.
  • Skin Settings > Supported Add-ons section will now have add-on descriptions.
  • Skinned dialog for script.user.rating (requires v1.0.2 or higher). Screenshot below.
  • Added Quick Jump navigation, which can be enabled in the Skin Settings. Screenshots below.
  • Added Subtitle Position button to fullscreen video OSD subtitles popup. Use this button to position your subtitles. Actions are: click for positioning methods, left / right for positioning fixed subtitles. Screenshot below.
  • Added List View and List Info 2 View to Youtube Browser window. All Youtube searches will now use script.extendedinfo and the Youtube Browser. Screenshots below.
  • Skin Settings: Fanart, backgrounds and custom backgrounds are now dimmed individually on a 0-100% scale. Screenshot below.
  • Added home screen music playlist widget with player controls and full navigation. Screenshot below.
  • Skin Settings: Added "Enable Low CPU Power Mode" button to Skin Settings > General. This replaces "Animations" section and might improve performance on lower powered systems.
    When enabled, you can choose between these two options:
    1. "Disable animations only", which will disable selected animations.
    2. "Disable animations and CPU demanding skin settings", which will disable selected animations AND these CPU demanding skin settings: Video playing in the background, Play trailers in a window, Music CD art, Animated backgrounds and fanart (both music and video), Music visualization and artist fanart in the background (when playing music), Fanart slideshow using script.artistslideshow (when playing music)


FULL CHANGELOG
Code:
9.5.6 (21-May-16)
- Added "Enable Low CPU Power Mode" button to Skin Settings > General. This replaces "Animations" section and can disable animations and reset CPU demanding skin settings.
- Added home screen music playlist widget with player controls.
- All Youtube searches will now use ExtendedInfo with Youtube Browser window.
- Added List View and List Info 2 View to Youtube Browser window.
- Skin Settings: Fanart, backgrounds and custom backgrounds are now dimmed individually on a 0-100% scale.
- Skin Settings: Custom backgrounds preview image is now dimmed according to settings when "Background Brightness" button is focused.
- Fixed home screen addon shortcut focus animation.
- Update of script.rss.editor windows.
- Next Aired infolabels will now properly use a fallback label.
- Added Subtitle Position button to fullscreen video OSD subtitles popup.
- Updated descriptions for Supported Add-ons with "Required" labels.
- The selected Skin Settings section button will now stay highlighted when other items are focused.
- Added oninfo to Programs views to open custom programs window.
- Added Quick Jump navigation, which can be enabled in the Skin Settings.
- Skinned dialog for script.user.rating (requires v1.0.2 or higher).
- Fixed home screen custom widget scroll animation.
- Bugfixing of add-on settings dialog and system settings radio buttons.
- Added Similar Movies button to movie information window Extra Info dialog for movie sets.
- Added onclick function to movie / tv shows information window Similar Movies / TV Shows list.
- Fix for top options menubar Update Library button.
- Added Awards / Critics to ExtendedInfo video information window.
- Added ExtendedInfo TV Show Information in season and episode levels.
- Skin Settings > Supported Add-ons section will now have add-on descriptions.
- Skin Settings will now have main category descriptions.
- Updated screenshots.
- Removed startup background and skin logo.
- Added Search button to presets dialog when creating custom categories and submenus.
- Animated posters are available for all movie and sets views.
- Updated language files from Transifex.


Added Awards / Critics to ExtendedInfo video information window
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Skinned dialog for script.user.rating (requires v1.0.2 or higher)
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Added Quick Jump navigation, which can be enabled in the Skin Settings
MOVIES - List Info 3 View
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Added Quick Jump navigation, which can be enabled in the Skin Settings
TV SHOWS - List View
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Added Subtitle Position button to fullscreen video OSD subtitles popup
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Added List View and List Info 2 View to Youtube Browser window
List Info 2 View
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Added List View and List Info 2 View to Youtube Browser window
List View
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Skin Settings: Fanart, backgrounds and custom backgrounds are now dimmed individually on a 0-100% scale
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Added home screen music playlist widget with player controls
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ENJOY!
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It turned out this had more to do with Super Favorites than Rapier. I finally realized it was SF that was "importing" the image, so reasoned it had to be the culprit and it was. Guess it caches those images somewhere, if you use the same image name it doesn't bother with what's saved on disk, pulls it out of it's hat. So that I can deal with, a little GIMP work and at least my custom images are ok, the default addon images are usable.
Oh, my android device isn't that wimpy, just a little memory challenged and I often run other things in parallel, so resource balancing is necessary. It's a mighty Odroid C1+ and I run with the big kids, 1920x1080. Not really android, I run linux.
YOU don't need to fix anything, just keep doing what you're doing. I think you did change the icon view icon size slightly which seemed to aggrevate this issue, but I've solved it now. I'll have to locate that SF cache, can probably make the default addons reload perhaps better.
Thank you for the welcome, have lurked for years but this is the 1st time I've felt stumped enough to post.
And my, aren't you busy, I'll have to get that 9.5.6 and see what trouble I can get into.
Thanks Gade
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(2016-05-22, 01:30)yuyuyak Wrote: It turned out this had more to do with Super Favorites than Rapier. I finally realized it was SF that was "importing" the image, so reasoned it had to be the culprit and it was. Guess it caches those images somewhere, if you use the same image name it doesn't bother with what's saved on disk, pulls it out of it's hat. So that I can deal with, a little GIMP work and at least my custom images are ok, the default addon images are usable.
Oh, my android device isn't that wimpy, just a little memory challenged and I often run other things in parallel, so resource balancing is necessary. It's a mighty Odroid C1+ and I run with the big kids, 1920x1080. Not really android, I run linux.
YOU don't need to fix anything, just keep doing what you're doing.

Will do. Really great you got things sorted out and found the reason for the issues Wink

(2016-05-22, 01:30)yuyuyak Wrote: I think you did change the icon view icon size slightly which seemed to aggrevate this issue, but I've solved it now.

Yeah, I changed the Icon View in 9.5.0 and might have changed the size at the same time.


(2016-05-22, 01:30)yuyuyak Wrote: And my, aren't you busy, I'll have to get that 9.5.6 and see what trouble I can get into.
Thanks Gade

That should update automatically and you should have it by now.
If automatic updates are on, both updates from the official repo (like v9.5.6) and updates from my development repo (like v9.5.4) should update/install automatically.

Cheers
Gade
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v9.5.7 pushed to my development repository!
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I've been rocking rapier since 2013 or so, it's head and shoulders the best. I was a skin nomad until then. Tried them all, keep up the good work, please!
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(2016-06-08, 22:14)blakblu Wrote: I've been rocking rapier since 2013 or so, it's head and shoulders the best. I was a skin nomad until then. Tried them all, keep up the good work, please!

Wow, thanks. That really means a lot Smile

Let me know if you have any questions or requests.

Cheers
Gade
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Help is needed translating the main categories: 2361304 (post)
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UPDATE: Rapier 9.5.9 is available through the official Kodi repository!

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


The highlights are:
  • View option added to use vertical navigation for Wall View.
  • Busy dialog has been updated with a moving busy spinner. Screenshot below.
  • Audio DSP Manager dialog has been updated. Screenshot below.
  • Visualisations and fanart are both visible when playing music. Before this was not possible for all visualisations. Screenshot below.


FULL CHANGELOG
Code:
9.5.9 (19-June-16)
- Bugfixing of PVR breadcrumbs.
- File browser dialog buttons "New folder" and "Mirror image" are now only visible when enabled.
- Fix skin settings scrollbar navigation.
- Visualisations and fanart are both visible when playing music.
- Updated busy dialog with busy spinner.
- Added scroll animation to OSD PVR Channels and Guide dialogs.
- Update of ADSP Manager dialog.
- Added watched and partially watched overlays to Icon View with view option to disable them (thanks to MaikoHermans).
- Added View Option to use vertical navigation for Wall View.
- Rearranged some View Options buttons.
- Fixed info pane genre labels for movie sets.


Updated busy dialog with busy spinner
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Update of ADSP Manager dialog
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Visualisations and fanart are both visible when playing music
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ENJOY!
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Amazing stuff, thanks for all your hard work, this is my favourite skin.
do you have a wish list or donation page so people can contribute and help if you need hardware
for all this wonderful things you do.
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(2016-06-23, 01:52)roeroe Wrote: Amazing stuff, thanks for all your hard work, this is my favourite skin.
do you have a wish list or donation page so people can contribute and help if you need hardware
for all this wonderful things you do.

Thanks so much for the kind words and support. I really appreciate it!

Feel free to donate to using this link:

DONATE

Cheers
Gade
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Hi,

I have been using Kodi (XBMC) for years but only used the default skin. Recently, I tried this skin and I have to say I love it. My system is still quick and responsive unlike some of the other heavy graphics.

A quick question though; is there a way to increase the size of icons showing next to movie/show list? Also, is there a way to change the colour of the "watched" icons? I think my aging poor eyes have a bit difficult time differentiating watched/unwatched icons.

Thank you.
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(2016-07-21, 13:55)DJDJDJDJ Wrote: Hi,

I have been using Kodi (XBMC) for years but only used the default skin. Recently, I tried this skin and I have to say I love it. My system is still quick and responsive unlike some of the other heavy graphics.

A quick question though; is there a way to increase the size of icons showing next to movie/show list? Also, is there a way to change the colour of the "watched" icons? I think my aging poor eyes have a bit difficult time differentiating watched/unwatched icons.

Thank you.

Hi DJDJDJDJ.

Thanks so much for the kind words and system feedback - I really appreciate it. Smile

The watched/unwatched/quality icons in the lists vary a little in size in the different views. Try some other views and see if that suits you better (press left or up to the top menubar and click the View button).
Fx. list view has 3 different view styles: Normal / Expanded / Mixed. Press left or up to go to the top menubar and click the View Options button.

I have no current plans increasing the size or colour, but you can do it yourself editing the skin xml files.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers
Gade
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Thank you Gade.

I tried different views but icon sizes remain the same.

Would you be able to point in right direction for this xml file?
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