[RELEASE] Passion-XBMC Installer (Script) - Printable Version
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[RELEASE] Passion-XBMC Installer (Script) - Temhil - 2008-12-25 07:26
Hi guys, here is the brand new Installer Passion XBMC Pre-1.0:
Since last release Beta-Christmas-08 which has been pretty popular (more than 2000 download in 1 month and a half), we have been working very hard in order to offer you the Installer Passion XBMC Pre-1.0:
We hope you will enjoy it. There is still some work to do, but we are getting closer to the 1.0 release.
I would like to thank Frost who is the main creator of the new GUI, we are very lucky to have him in the team.
I also want to thank mikko70 for translating the installer in Finnish but also for making few improvements and making proposal of improvement.
Finally thanks to the people of the team Passion-XBMC who participated to this project : Seb, Shaitan, Temhil, Jahnrik, Alexsolex, Frost
We hope you will enjoy it, please do not hesitate to give us your feedback or issues you would notice.
Some of you ask for a way to sort item by date and we are currenlty working on it as well as a way to make easy the upload of you creation on our server.
Please feel free to tell us improvement you would like, and we can see what we can do.
Mostly this script is an installer for XBMC (similar for instance to xbmc-script for the script part).
It allows to:
Script/plugins/skins and scrapers are mostly in English and the description window will tell you what is the language of the item. We try to have a content for everybody, now we also have scripts/plugins in Dutch, German and Spanish.
You will probably recognized a lot of scripts and plugins (i.e Voinage plugins) posted here, we try to centralized them in order to make easy the install, usually version available on the server are up to date and working, but since we are not testing them everyday and we are not necessarily of the lasted release (really time consuming) but in general it shouldn't be too bad, also please let us know when you see something broken, we will remove it.
We tried to create an interface the most user friendly we could, but you will need at least to be use to XBMC interface.
The Installer Passion-XBMC is a script (not a plugin), so you will have to install it in:
!!CAUTION!!: with the automatic update you will lose all the configuartion files of the Installer (deleted for compatibility reasons)
You have the choice between for section: "Skins", "Scrapers", "Scripts" and "Plugins" (itself spited in 4 sub-sections).
Just click on one element of a section for downloading and installing (in installer part of the script) it or rename, delete, move, copy, run it (in manager part of the script).
It is now possible to choose the type of view displayed in the interface of the script (see screenshot).
The default view Media Info give you a lot of information about each item, (but you can still get more using the item description window), but you can still use the original lsi view of the Installer, big icon view or the very nice Carousel view(see screenshot).
There are a lot of settings, the best way is you to try it, for example you can:
- change Interface color
- change Interface skin (skin PMIII HD)
- change RSS feed or deactivate it
- deactivate start-up animation (splash)
- Hide file extension on the server
- Display a fanart per element or a global fanart
- And a lot of more ...
Please feel free to send us a language XML file in your language, we will integrate it to the script
You can download the version XBMC Pre-1.0 of Installer Passion-XBMC script HERE
: update for Installer Passion-XBMC Pre-1.0 release
- Tom_Monkeon - 2008-12-25 13:36
team barbel ftw
- FrostBox - 2008-12-25 16:05
Tom_Monkeon Wrote:team barbel ftw
Do you want explain me the meaning of "team barbel ftw" and how it related to this script?
Merry Christmas Team XBMC And Fan User
And Happy New Year
- Voinage - 2008-12-25 16:55
What a stunning looking script, well done chaps & chapesses.
That must have tired you all out, thanks for your hard work.
- calvin8714 - 2008-12-25 23:59
sweet!! just one question though:
a script i'm getting running RunXM is listed here in that script. when I revise RunXM, how do I get updates to it?
- Temhil - 2008-12-26 00:27
I don't use myself RunXM since I don't have an account, but the only difference between the archives RunXM_Install_v0.16.zip and RunXM_Upgrade_v0.16.zip (for instance) is the data directory with login.txt file which is not in the upgrade package.
So for a fresh install, you need to use the install one, but for an upgrade, if you want ot keep your login.txt, use the upgrade package.
For that click on it in the installer Passion-XBMC, it will download the file and if you already have a version installed, it will tell you that RunXM is already here and will ask you what to do.
In the upgrade case, just choose 'Overwrite the directory', it will overwrite all the file except the one in the data directory (but use the upgrade package).
I hope my explanation was clear, otherwise let me know.
- XBMCG33K - 2008-12-26 00:32
Will there be more English support?
- Temhil - 2008-12-26 01:29
What do you mean by more English support? At which level? Could you be more precise?
Do you mean:
- In the script (UI)?
- more the content to download (skins,scripts, plugin, scrapers)?
- for the description of the items (I am currently populating it, but it is a lot of work since there are a lot and I have to write description in both language :-(?
- XBMCG33K - 2008-12-26 01:32
Most of what you listed, and I was hoping for either english rss feeds, or an option to change to an english one?
- Temhil - 2008-12-26 01:32
Voinage Wrote:What a stunning looking script, well done chaps & chapesses.
Oh yes it was (and still is) a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun for us to work on a nice project like that for XBMC community.