[WIP] The Paper Street Soap Company (mockups and development of a new skin concept) - Printable Version
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- blacklist - 2011-02-19 23:19
theuni Wrote:@blacklist: Great to hear we're on the same page. We do not allow scripts to be packaged with in-repo skins for a variety of reasons, so as long as you have that in mind while dev'ing, it sounds like it won't be an issue.
*runs and hides*
Now, that's the development copy, and there are some things that we can pull out and offer as optional additional downloads (for instance backgrounds - we have a skin option of 25 custom backgrounds that are user configurable).
There are some additional audio files and such that can come out too... but even at HALF that size, it will be the largest skin XBMC has seen yet.
EDIT: I don't think that number is right. Can't possibly be, but its the one the svn is reporting. I'll get the right one when I get home in front of it. Maybe one of the other guys can correct me, because that number is insane.
- ppic - 2011-02-19 23:33
well, as far as i see, there's lot of images included that will not be part of the skin release.
for now, my svn skin folder goes to 355mb.
@blacklist, please follow me your change, will save me time
- blacklist - 2011-02-20 00:28
ppic Wrote:@blacklist, please follow me your change, will save me time
No problem, but its literally changing one number from 25 to 75
- ronie - 2011-02-20 05:01
theuni Wrote:So, could you enlighten me as to whether you are including scripts with the skin, or if you're using other scripts from the repo? I'd like to get a dialog going to avoid any confusion later.
it may be a bit early to discuss things since 'we've only just begun'...
but i'm well aware of the do's and don'ts when in comes to the official repo ;-)
no scripts we use will be included in the skin. all scripts will be committed to the repo separately and are suitable for any skin to use.
also, everything will be open-source and we've kept our eye on licenses right from the start.
the only point of discussion, as far as i can see now, will be the size.
we code everything in 1080i, which means textures will be 1.5 times bigger than the ones in all the 720p skins....and we're fairly heavy on texture use too.
can't give any exact figures on we're we will end but somewhere between 100-150Mb (uncompressed) would be a rough estimate.
anyway, i'd be interested to find out why there's a limit on skin size in the addon repo and if there's any concrete plans to allow for 'image pack' addons, like those studio icons or weather fanart packs.
that would certainly cut down the size of this (and many other) skins.
- blacklist - 2011-02-20 05:29
ronie Wrote:it may be a bit early to discuss things since 'we've only just begun'...
What he said
- blacklist - 2011-02-20 17:46
VERY VERY early work in progress... need some opinions to continue or trash the idea.
Ok, I need some opinions. What do you guys think about this view? Right now I've got it targeted to an episode view, but I can see other places where we could use it. Is it too strange to mix media like this?
- Harro - 2011-02-20 17:57
I like the view but what would be cooler IMO is using the bubble texts to display a line from said episode or source. I also had been thinking about a skin with the cartoon book feel through out, but i have no skillz.
- pieh - 2011-02-20 18:09
theuni Wrote:@blacklist: Great to hear we're on the same page. We do not allow scripts to be packaged with in-repo skins for a variety of reasons, so as long as you have that in mind while dev'ing, it sounds like it won't be an issue.if You already step by here, then I'd like to ask quick question submiting addons to official repo (this kinda is realated to this topic as this skin use these addons I want to ask about):
I'm developing python rss client for xbmc and I have 3 seperate addons for this:
While it isn't quite ready to push it to official repo, I created my dev repo on github that currently also function as unofficial addon repository: https://github.com/pieh/pieh-xbmc-addons .
Now the issue: As far as I know with git You must clone entire repository, right? Is there any way to deal with it as it is now or will I have to break these addons to seperate git repositories so I can request pulling to official addon repo?
Sorry for offtopic.
- stoli - 2011-02-20 18:21
@grajen3 - you're better off, and more polite, to ask that in a new thread in the python/script dev forum.
@blacklist - not so sure about that much intermingling. Is the idea to mesh comics and tv shows? If so doesn't the whole container issue present a problem?
- blacklist - 2011-02-20 18:59
stoli Wrote:@grajen3 - you're better off, and more polite, to ask that in a new thread in the python/script dev forum.
No, not really meshing the two, just creating a comic-like view for tv shows. Each episode is a panel of the comic, and you flip through to select.
Maybe its a little too "out there".