[MOD] Cirrus Extended v2

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butchabay Offline
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Post: #1636
PatrickBateman Wrote:Sam, I get this problem too, however I think it's due to the list being generated or pulled down as you enter the list... For example this only happens to me when I enter the recently added section immediately after highlighting movies... If I wait 2 or 3 seconds then go in, all is ok.?

I think it's just pulling a lot of info and needs a second or 2.. At least on my weak little revo, giving it 1 or 2 seconds before entering resolves the issue.

I'm sure butch can do sonething though Smile

@butch..

Yea tv shows window needs to go back to all windows being the same, in that case, can't you place the top level window in the same location as the series and episode window... Or move the codec flags else where and push the series and episode window in line with top level... It's a very ugly and jerky and inconsistent change, very unlike you to to do something so out of character Laugh

Default wallpaper... Hmm,, what can I do to fix this then? Currently I have my own movies wallpaper set, however it's ignored when I highlight a movie in recently added? It displays torn? Confusing... When I go into movies, films with no fanart show MY wallpaper? Can the black screen not be added as an option or a default setting? I hate looking at a movie with no fanart nd seeing torn?

The same is happening for music... But worse, as with music with no fanart, it is flashing up my custom wallpaper, then quickly adding to some girl with headphones? Why? This is very distracting and looks awful? Sad I'm confused why this was forced as it is not a nice change. When I select a song in featured songs with no fanart, it will change from previous fanart of artist, to my default wallpaper and quicky to a girl with headphones when I hover over a artist with no fan art?? Very distracting...

Horizontal lines, cool if it's mention to be like that, but the lines are not equal? The shadow looks bigger on the top line than on the bottom one as is distracting, even my other half noticed it and she is usually blind as a bat Smile

Also, I've noticed a cirrus ex wallpaper flash ip on occasion in the fanart window? But I've no idea how/where/when I saw it and what I was doing...

Amazing work overall though, the speed is a huge improvment, but the asthetics are a tad worse imo... Im going to drop back to 2.0.5 for the moment as I think it looks neater overall.

Looking forward to 2.07 for Eden though, I think that will be my next big upgrade and hopefully I'll have my AVR sorted by then Shocked

Fingers crossed..

Again, keep up the amazing work and so grateful for everything you do! You are an absolute legend bro x Big Grin

Pat, try something out:

open home.xml and change following:

Line 68:

from this

PHP Code:
<texture background="true" fallback="special://skin/backgrounds/movies.jpg">$INFO[Container(8000).ListItem.Property(Fanart)]</texture

to this:

PHP Code:
<texture background="true">$INFO[Container(8000).ListItem.Property(Fanart)]</texture

it's only for movies, but we can change it for music and tvshows aswell:

about the rest i'll take a look and make some corrections

cheers
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Post: #1637
butchabay Wrote:Pat, try something out:

open home.xml and change following:

Line 68:

from this

PHP Code:
<texture background="true" fallback="special://skin/backgrounds/movies.jpg">$INFO[Container(8000).ListItem.Property(Fanart)]</texture

to this:

PHP Code:
<texture background="true">$INFO[Container(8000).ListItem.Property(Fanart)]</texture

it's only for movies, but we can change it for music and tvshows aswell:

about the rest i'll take a look and make some corrections

cheers

Cheers butch,

I'll try that ASAP and post back with some feedback Nod
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Post: #1638
@SamHill
I've tried it several times and works just fine ... so i really don't know what's causing this weird behaviour ... maybe it's time to switch to a nightly build ? Smile

@Pat
Yes try it out, i've commited the changes already ...
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Post: #1639
butchabay Wrote:Hi,
So maybe i can improve the logo view with more infos, but i don't think i'll port the simplicity view, as cirrus should keep his own style. I'll see what i can do and post some screenshots. Don't expect it in near future, as i want first finish up my working list.
The additional menu is a great idea indeed, maybe one day this could be an option in cirrus extended ...
The TV Guide won't be anymore in the next update, as tv show next aired has his own style now, i'm going to change the textures for cirrus extended v2.

Wait a minute! You mean my desires are not at the very top of your working list?

Just joking, of course. I appreciate everything you have done and are doing and it is the best skin work out there by far.

Maybe it is time for me to start learning how to mod these skins my self. Before I used to actually do real work like that. Maybe I can learn again...
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Post: #1640
rshieldsr Wrote:Wait a minute! You mean my desires are not at the very top of your working list?

Just joking, of course. I appreciate everything you have done and are doing and it is the best skin work out there by far.

Maybe it is time for me to start learning how to mod these skins my self. Before I used to actually do real work like that. Maybe I can learn again...

Smile
A lot of work is coming, patrick bateman, our test engineer is coming back soon Smile no just kidding, i'm open to suggestions and i'm glad to see other user bringing up new ideas, but first of all i have to eliminate annoying bugs!
So i hope we can see some mods by yourself soon ...
Cheers
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Post: #1641
Since 2.0.6 brought back function of default backdrop image when no fanart was found instead of plain black (hurrah!), I decided to share with you mine.

I did not make it, I just found it on the net and changed the hue of the background from red to Cirrus-orange.
It really looks cool on every view (and particularly with right list stuff).

[Image: f36298f230045bb6529a6bf27ed396bcda97679e...96745g.jpg]

The full resolution image can be downloaded here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ckmty3yuxmblnga

Besides that, I forgot to congratulate Butchabay for the 2.0.6 release, it rocks!
(This post was last modified: 2011-10-13 19:53 by N.O.W.A.L.L.)
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Indeed, it looks awesome, i'll put it as default image for movies with an option in settings to set as background if no fanart is there, when this setting is disabled you'll see the custom backgrounds set on home. Is that a deal pat? Smile
Nice work Julien, as usual !
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butchabay Wrote:Indeed, it looks awesome, i'll put it as default image for movies with an option in settings to set as background if no fanart is there, when this setting is disabled you'll see the custom backgrounds set on home. Is that a deal pat? Smile
Nice work Julien, as usual !

Deal Laugh

Seems as I'm out of luck with my AVR (gonna be 4 weeks) and costing me £2000 I'm gamma make the move to Eden and I'll do some testing and fire some ideas your way.

You've added most, if not every idea I have ever suggested to you butch, from the small video window to the "recently added" widget removals your a total legend and have wiped me out of ideas Laugh and el-p created that incredible random script etc from so e spit balling we did. He's a legend too. You two have literally made my dreams come true Laugh

I've got a few more tweaks/ideas that I think will suit cirrus really well and hopefully if they are in the realms of possibility you'd be able to add them.

So this week/next week I'll move my entire database over to pre-Eden and install the subversions and test my little socks off and fire some ideas your way.

Seriously though, it's amazing for me to look back and see just how much you have done butch, I really do sincerely owe you one for all the hard work you have put into this skin as it has honestly changed the way my self, my other half and the kids go about our daily/nightly business... The kids love el-p's script and it's used daily (as do me and the other half) she loves it for random cozy nights in.

Now enough of me being all grateful and sentimental about you guys Blush I'm gonna get all my shit together and start readying for an Eden disaster Laugh
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Post: #1644
Hey Pat, always nice to hear the kind words, i think this skin wouldn't be where it is now without all the people contributing, so without you guys i could never let grow my passion for xbmc. I can't thank crookas enough for creating such a fantastic skin as base!
Go for eden mate, it's really a pleasure, fast, smooth and soon real stable!
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Post: #1645
Commited to svn:
- Ability to dim fanart background in slideout menu
- Ability to hide extrathumbs in slideout menu
- extrathumbs size fixed
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Attached are some backgrounds I have modified to work with the green theme. I will make more shortly, but here is what I have so far.

[Image: c4b20ace2e6a83937aa3f070e1ef2f1a867eb04e...972b5g.jpg]

http://www.mediafire.com/?g71t9t13aetd2ci

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SamHill Wrote:Attached are some backgrounds I have modified to work with the green theme. I will make more shortly, but here is what I have so far.

[Image: c4b20ace2e6a83937aa3f070e1ef2f1a867eb04e...972b5g.jpg]

http://www.mediafire.com/?g71t9t13aetd2ci

Nice work so far Smile Just noticed that the horizontal menu bar has no upper white line, could you take a look ?

Something else is the naming of musicfanart should be music, weather, pictures without fanart.
(This post was last modified: 2011-10-14 08:22 by butchabay.)
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@ butchabay:
What are these files for?
addons.xml
addons_xml_generator.py
icon.png


I used svn to download the skin and these files also got downloaded. When i used the export function to export the skin to the addons folder, the skin was not showing. Later i cut and pasted the skin.cirrus.extended.v2 folder into the addons folder, it showed . I deleted the folder containing the above files and it worked.

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bandelguy Wrote:@ butchabay:
What are these files for?
addons.xml
addons_xml_generator.py
icon.png


I used svn to download the skin and these files also got downloaded. When i used the export function to export the skin to the addons folder, the skin was not showing. Later i cut and pasted the skin.cirrus.extended.v2 folder into the addons folder, it showed . I deleted the folder containing the above files and it worked.

You don't need to download the 2.05 version. Just SVN/Checkout and give the url i've posted in the first post. It's not a valid download zip file on the google code page, so don't use it.

1. Create a folder somewhere
2. Right Click --> Tortoise SVN --> Checkout
3. Put the url:

For Nightlies

PHP Code:
https://repository-butchabay.googlecode.com/svn/branches/eden 

For Dharma

PHP Code:
https://repository-butchabay.googlecode.com/svn/branches/dharma 

4. Wait until skin is downloaded in your folder
5. At least you should have skin.cirrus.extended.v2
6. copy & paste it to your addons folder
7. DONE
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butchabay Wrote:Nice work so far Smile Just noticed that the horizontal menu bar has no upper white line, could you take a look ?

Something else is the naming of musicfanart should be music, weather, pictures without fanart.

I will fix the horizontal bar tonight. I made the change to check it out, but must have forgotten to put it back to normal. Blush

These are made to replace the backgrounds for the main home screens.
I have all of the backgrounds I will post tonight for the inset backgrounds under the system settings. Cool

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