Release Rapier 12.1.0 for Kodi 19 Matrix
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12.1.0 FOR KODI 19 MATRIX
08-October-2019
 
Available through the official Kodi repository!


INSTALLING

To install this skin for Kodi 19 Matrix, you must do so from the Add-on Manager within Kodi:
  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository
  4. Kodi Add-on repository
  5. Look and feel
  6. Skins
  7. Rapier
  8. Install


DEVELOPMENT VERSION

You can manually install my repository to automatically receive the newest development updates.
You will still receive the official updates.


NEW FEATURES IN RAPIER 12:

INFORMATION WINDOWS
 
  • Support for movie set information window has been added. Screenshot 1. Screenshot 2.
    This window will feature a lot of info and functions.
    Script.skin.helper.service is recommended for extra info.
  • PVR recordings information window: added a "Find similar" button.
  • PVR guide information window: added a "Set reminder" button. Screenshot.
    Use this button to set PVR timer reminders.
  • "(New!)" label has been added in PVR information window for new premieres.

FULLSCREEN VIDEO WINDOW
 
  • EDL and chapter marks has been added to the fullscreen video window.
    EDL and chapter marks are now visible in the seekbar.
    EDL marks at the top and chapter marks at the bottom.

VIEWS
 
  • Major code cleanup and rewrite of views.
    This will significantly speed up most views.
    This also means that some views have changed ID's, and they need to be selected in the libraries again.
  • Extended List view has been added for music artists. Screenshot 1. Screenshot 2.
  • Thumbs Info view for clear art is now available for movies and sets.
  • Total rewrite and code cleanup of programs windows. Screenshot 1. Screenshot 2.
    The views have been decreased and now follow the rest of the skin's view types.
  • "Fanart View" has been removed to improve performance.

DIALOGS
 
  • A settings level button has been added to the add-on settings dialog. Screenshot.
    Use this button to hide/show settings in the dialog.

PVR
 
  • Full support for PVR reminders. Screenshot.
  • Guide controls dialog has been added to the PVR guide window. Screenshot
    This dialog makes navigating the guide window much easier.
    You can add it to your keymaps using "ActivateWindow(PVRGuideControls)". Or activate the dialog with "n" or long pressing enter/return.
  • PVR group manager dialog now support latest Kodi features. Screenshot.
    A "Regenerate thumbnails" button has been added and all lists show the icon/thumbnail.
  • Added icons for playable and archive items.

SKIN SETTINGS
 
  • Skin settings -> Supported add-ons will now also show if an add-on is disabled.
    Also, when an add-on used by the skin is disabled, you will be prompted to enable it.
  • Refactor of Skin Settings > Views.
    Skin settings > Views need to be set again for certain views.

ADD-ONS
 
  • Support for CoreELEC has been added.
  • Support for the add-on CDArt Manager has been removed (cdart.png images can still be used).
    Use Artwork Beef instead.



The first post will always be updated with the latest information and changelog.
If you have any problems or find any bugs, please let me know right away.
Also, if you have features, ideas, designs etc. you would like added, I'll be more than happy to help.


DEVELOPMENT

You can always follow latest development, download uncompressed textures etc. on Github.


WIKI

You can find a detailed guide to Rapier's skin settings at the wiki.


Please keep this thread reserved for Rapier for Kodi 19 Matrix.
Click here for Rapier for Kodi 18 Leia
Click here for Rapier for Kodi 17 Krypton.


SCREENSHOTS


CHANGELOG:

RAPIER 12.1.0 MATRIX
Code:
- Major code cleanup and rewrite of views.
- Refactor of Skin Settings: Views.
- Thumbs Info view for clear art is now available for movies and sets.
- Actors in video information window will always display images.
- Removed support for script.cdartmanager (cdart.png images can still be used). Use Artwork Beef instead.
- Fix for album covers when playing music.
- Added "(New!)" label in PVR information window for new premieres.
- Added feature to enable add-ons used by the skin, if disabled.
- Skin settings -> Supported add-ons will now show if an add-on is disabled.
- Added Extended List View for music artists.
- Added guide controls to PVR guide window.
- Added label to numeric dialog.
- Disabling clear logos is now a global setting either for the video, music or PVR libraries.
- Added support for CoreELEC.

PREVIOUS VERSIONS
Code:
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12.0.10 (12-July-19)
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- Removed fanart view to improve performance.
- Cleanup Home window code.
- Updated PVR group manager dialog to support latest features.

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12.0.9 (6-July-19)
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- Added PVR.IsPlayingActiveRecording bool.

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12.0.8 (20-June-19)
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- Cleanup using expressions.
- Fixed navigation from home button in PVR information window.

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12.0.7 (18-June-19)
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- Rewrite and code cleanup of programs windows.
- Added "Information" button to context menu when running programs.

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12.0.6 (18-June-19)
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- Code cleanup on certain view types and animations.

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12.0.5 (9-June-19)
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- Bugfixing.

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12.0.4 (30-May-19)
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- Added skin setting to disable scrollbar trailer playback.

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12.0.3 (25-May-19)
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- Added DefaultBluray.png icon.
- Fixed no background in PVR information window when accessed from home window.

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12.0.2 (17-May-19)
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- Added icons for playable and archive PVR items.

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12.0.1 (5-May-19)
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- Added video info window for movie sets.

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12.0.0 (2-May-19)
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- Added "Find similar" button to PVR recordings information window.
- Added settings level button in add-on settings dialog.
- Added EDL and chapter marks to progress bar in fullscreen video window.
- Added "Set reminder" button to PVR guide information window.
- Added full support for PVR reminders.
- Updated PVR timers window with more info and better design.
- Added View Option setting for channel icons in PVR timers window.

Full changelog can be viewed here.


TRANSLATIONS

Translation of the skin is handled on Transifex. Please sign up or join the project to translate this skin.
A huge thanks to all the translators for the great work - it's really appreciated!


SUPPORTED AND RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS (AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION)

Favourites script (ronie, `Black)
TV Show - Next Aired (Ppic, Frost, ronie, `Black, phil65)
Skin Helper Service (marcelveldt)
Skin Helper Widgets (marcelveldt)
White Studio Icons (Team Kodi)


SUPPORTED ADD-ONS (KODI ADD-ON REPOSITORY INSTALLATION)

Rapier UI Sounds (Gade)
Artwork Downloader (Martijn)
Random and Last items script (MikeBZH44, Martijn, `Black)
Global Search (ronie)
Image Resource Script (ronie)
Skin Helper Backgrounds (marcelveldt)
Artist Slideshow (ronie, pkscout)
CU LRC Lyrics (Taxigps, ronie)
Skin Helper Skinbackup (marcelveldt)
ExtendedInfo Script (phil65)
Weatherbit IO (ronie)
CinemaVision (CinemaVision)
Library Node Editor (Unfledged, Team-Kodi)
User Rating Script (Regss)
script.module.t9.search (Phil65)
service.upnext (im85288)
Audio Profiles (Regss)
Autocompletions for virtual keyboard (phil65)
Special Features (smitchell6879, evertiro)
Image resource genre icons, weather icons and genre fanart, weather fanart add-ons...


SUPPORTED ADD-ONS (MANUAL INSTALLATION)

Netflix Add-on
Artwork Beef (rmrector)
MyPicsDB (Xycl, MikeBZH44, Alexsolex)
IMDB Update (Jandalf)
Library Editor Script (phil65)
script.youtube.browser (phil65)


DONATIONS

If you like Rapier and want to buy me a coffee or beer, feel free to donate. Greatly appreciated! Wink

DONATE
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#2
Added full support for PVR reminders
Updated PVR timers window with more info and better design
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Added "Set reminder" button to PVR guide information window
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Added settings level button in add-on settings dialog
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Added video info window for movie sets
Main window
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Added video info window for movie sets
Set list
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#3
Rapier v12 is added to the official Kodi Matrix repo.
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#4
Anyone using the fanart view?

I think it's ugly and would like to get rid of it to improve performance.
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#5
UPDATE: Rapier 12.0.10 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:
  • A skin setting to disable scrollbar trailer playback has been added.
    This setting will disable the playback of trailers when moving right or down from a scrollbar inside the video libraries.
  • Total rewrite and code cleanup of programs windows. Screenshots below.
    The views have been decreased and now follow the rest of the skin's view types.
  • An "Information" button has been added to the context menu of program windows.
  • PVR group manager dialog now support latest Kodi features. Screenshot below.
    A "Regenerate thumbnails" button has been added and all lists show the icon/thumbnail.
  • Major code cleanup to improve performance.
    Certain view types and animations has been improved and "Fanart View" has been removed.
 
Code:
12.0.10 (22-July-19)
- Removed fanart view to improve performance.
- Cleanup Home window code.
- Updated PVR group manager dialog to support latest features.
- Added PVR.IsPlayingActiveRecording bool.
- Cleanup using expressions.
- Fixed navigation from home button in PVR information window.
- Rewrite and code cleanup of programs windows.
- Added "Information" button to context menu when running programs.
- Code cleanup on certain view types and animations.
- Bugfixing.
- Added skin setting to disable scrollbar trailer playback.
- Added DefaultBluray.png icon.
- Fixed no background in PVR information window when accessed from home window.


Rewrite and code cleanup of programs windows
View type menu
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Rewrite and code cleanup of programs windows
View options menu
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Updated PVR group manager dialog to support latest features
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ENJOY!
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#6
Anyone using Rapier for Kodi 19?

I'm currently cleaning up views and coding things from scratch to speed up things.

In this process I really need testers.


Bug reports, speed experiences etc etc.
Especially speed experiences when entering libraries / changing views compared to the previous version.



I will push out a new version right now which will feature rework on these views:
- List Info
- List Info 2
- List Info 3
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#7
(2019-08-08, 20:43)Gade Wrote: Anyone using Rapier for Kodi 19
Yes me. I will take a look at your latest update
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#8
Great. Can't wait!
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#9
UPDATE: Rapier 12.1.0 is available through the official Kodi repository!

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


This version will significantly speed up most views, as they have all been recoded and cleaned up.
This also means that some views have changed ID's, and they need to be selected in the libraries again.
Skin settings > Views need to be set again for certain views as well.


The highlights are:
  • Major code cleanup and rewrite of views.
    Refactor of Skin Settings > Views.
    See above for details.
  • Guide controls dialog has been added to the PVR guide window. Screenshot below.
    This dialog makes navigating the guide window much easier.
    You can add it to your keymaps using "ActivateWindow(PVRGuideControls)". Or activate the dialog with "n" or long pressing enter/return.
  • Extended List view has been added for music artists. Screenshots below.
  • Thumbs Info view for clear art is now available for movies and sets.
  • Skin settings -> Supported add-ons will now also show if an add-on is disabled.
    Also, when an add-on used by the skin is disabled, you will be prompted to enable it.
  • Support for CoreELEC has been added.
  • "(New!)" label has been added in PVR information window for new premieres.
  • Support for the add-on CDArt Manager has been removed (cdart.png images can still be used).
    Use Artwork Beef instead.
 
Code:
12.1.0 (8-October)
- Major code cleanup and rewrite of views.
- Refactor of Skin Settings: Views.
- Thumbs Info view for clear art is now available for movies and sets.
- Actors in video information window will always display images.
- Removed support for script.cdartmanager (cdart.png images can still be used). Use Artwork Beef instead.
- Fix for album covers when playing music.
- Added "(New!)" label in PVR information window for new premieres.
- Added feature to enable add-ons used by the skin, if disabled.
- Skin settings -> Supported add-ons will now show if an add-on is disabled.
- Added Extended List View for music artists.
- Added guide controls to PVR guide window.
- Added label to numeric dialog.
- Disabling clear logos is now a global setting either for the video, music or PVR libraries.
- Added support for CoreELEC.


Added Extended List View for music artists
Artist list focused
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Added Extended List View for music artists
Album list focused
Image

Added guide controls to PVR guide window
Image


ENJOY!
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#10
@Gade - I am going to take it for a test drive for the next coupe days. Big Grin

Thanks for maintaining this classic skin.

Regards,

Shedrock
Psalm 12:6 (KJV) - The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
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#11
Hi shedrock.

Great to hear from you!

Can't wait to hear how you experience it now that a lot of the views are rewritten and cleaned up.

I found a minor bug in List view for tv shows, where both overlays are displaying at the same time. 
I'll include the fix in the next development update.

Other than that the skin should be a lot faster and more responsive.

Cheers
Gade
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#12
(2019-10-09, 22:40)Gade Wrote: Other than that the skin should be a lot faster and more responsive.

Cheers
Gade

Awesome! Now I am excited to test it even more. Nod
Psalm 12:6 (KJV) - The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
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