Focus - Alpha 6c released - Printable Version
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Focus - Alpha 6c released - Jeroen - 2008-11-09 15:30
Much work has been over the last period. Too much to list here anyway. The biggest change is that alpha 6 was developed for high resolutions. There is currently no dedicated support for SD screens anymore. This will probably make a return in the future, but how and in what form I don't know for exactly yet. Right now I want to focus on HD as this is what I have started using. That being said, I THINK Alpha 6 will look reasonably OK in 16:9. I hope most of the issues can be resolved by font adjustments. 4:3 will probably look not so good. Fonts have been adjusted and changed, additional custom icons made, layout and features re-thought, and overall polishing and refining.
I think I know about MOST of them Biggest ones being the visualisation controls not functioning (properly) yet, and probably some skin settings options not working (mainly regarding view type customization).
Compiled builds are hosted at google code from now on.
Soon Focus will be put on the XBMC skinning Project SVN. More on that later.
Many thanks are in order to everyone of team-XBMC for making the best mediacenter application in the world. Special thanks to Jonathan Marshall for his great assistance whenever I can't make stuff work
Good to know
Focus is constantly being tested on almost daily builds of XBMC. So please use a recent build of XBMC too when reporting problems. Focus is not finished, and as XBMC keeps evolving I'm afraid it will never be I am however pushing towards what you could call a 1.0 version where current features meet my standards.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated so if you run into problems or have something else to say I would love to hear it.
- shizzle - 2008-11-09 17:37
is there ever going to be a different home menu? the one now feels buggy on 4:3
Alpha6 looks great
- devilrejects - 2008-11-09 18:36
Looks really good.
- slyk2203 - 2008-11-09 19:08
yes thanks, very good job.
- buddhaed - 2008-11-09 19:18
Sound scheme is especially good. One of the best skins so far. Thanx!!!!
- Jeroen - 2008-11-10 16:13
Yes, there is going to be an alternate home menu pretty soon. It won't offer the flexible navigation of the current one, which I personally love, but it will be more flexible regarding customization of the available menu items. Define buggy though, as I checked it in 4:3 and it works like it should.
- IIINeOIIINL - 2008-11-10 18:33
- CptKen - 2008-11-10 20:24
Fantastic update to a fantastic skin.
Only issue I seem to be having is a long delay accessing and changing skin settings(on latest t3ch on xbox original).
Other than that, great!
- Bram77 - 2008-11-11 18:53
Thanks a lot Jeroen!
The skin is now available for download with the XBMC-Favorites plugin (link in sig)
- shizzle - 2008-11-11 21:17