Quote:Steveb, if you made a proper fork of Stoli's repo and used branches for your patches, you'd have a much better chance of getting your changes included in the official skin via pull requests as Stoli mentioned.
I'll go through what you've done now to try to get it into the official repo, but you're going to have a hard time keeping up with changes to the official repo this way, which inevitably will lead to conflicts with other patches as time goes on. Rather a lot has already happened since you cloned the repo on Apr 17, making it so I have to go through your patches by hand to make sure they don't squash other fixes.
Of course, if you just want to maintain your own version of the skin, that's fine as well. IMHO it's best not to bifurcate the user-base, but it's your prerogative of course.
I created the repo for my friends and family to keep up with my mod. I posted it mainly to share/introduce stoli to some ideas I had come up with. Pushing so many patches can become difficult for the developer to review properly and make sure it is the best practice. and the way I have gone about certain things is totally different.
For example the way hidden views has been implemented. The fixedlist/panel/wraplist is hidden within the view in metropolis, I have disabled the whole view from the MyVideoNav.xml.
No disrespect intended but I think I'll just plod along with my own mod, My build is much older than you might think (its from when Amra first made his repo available) with some of stoli's patches added.
Like I said previous I was meaning to share some ideas, so feel free to use any you like.