Skinning tutorials for Kodi?
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(2015-11-11, 17:47)Jayz2K Wrote: I would say I started my first skin a little more than one year now and took me a week to achieve quick mods of conq, 1 month to get the basics and about 2 more to start using more advanced features. I started from scratch without any coding skills and learned everything by my own with help from people there. And still on it but almost done.

I agree anyone wants to start skinning can be a bit lost and ... right ... it's complex and somehow a challenge. But it's doable. Now I got the code and still use the wiki everyday, I can say it's pretty well done. As an old active skinner for other softwares years ago and skin creators user (not coder), I also was a bit frustrated there was not such a tool to edit mine and I understand you can also be.

BUT ... now I know how the skinning engine works, how it evolves, how the awesome KODI team reactivity is for all skinners requests ... I see no decent way to provide a 'WYSIWYG tool' without rebuilding the whole skinning engine or slowing down the development of the KODI main program and / or skinning engine for it to be compatible with MANY new features developped for users / skinners to get / build always better skins / KODI experience. Moreover, even if a skinning engine refactor was / (is ?) discussed, this could sign the end of all great existing skins easier to upgrade than to rebuild.

I understand Ronie's "LOL" like a "How do you want us to provide you something better since we already tried to give the best" ... and they did.
There's a gap between what you would like (as I did, I admit) to start and what can be provided.
All skinners started from there with more or less coding skills, it's just how much you want to invest in it ... Wink

You don't understand : I don't want a WYSIWYG tool, I'm just asking for a true tutorial : a set of wiki pages or youtube videos showing how to create a simple skin or at least parts of skin, something like that. It's really more difficult for a beginner to start on any scripting/programing thing by playing on the code of someone else...
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Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ShoRyuKen - 2015-11-08, 22:59
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Hitcher - 2015-11-08, 23:06
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-11-08, 23:16
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-11-09, 02:20
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jayz2K - 2015-11-11, 17:47
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ShoRyuKen - 2015-11-11, 18:19
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jayz2K - 2015-11-11, 18:55
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-12-17, 19:11
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jeroen - 2015-11-10, 21:47
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Torben - 2015-11-10, 21:52
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by im85288 - 2015-11-10, 21:52
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-11-10, 22:10
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by braz - 2015-11-11, 17:00
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Martijn - 2015-11-11, 18:27
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Hitcher - 2015-11-11, 20:50
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Hitcher - 2015-11-12, 21:47
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jeroen - 2015-12-18, 08:35
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by awacka2 - 2015-12-31, 02:39


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