[RELEASE] Aeon Nox 3.0 (deprecated)

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phil65 Offline
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[RELEASE] Aeon Nox 3.0.1

You´ve waited long enough...
Aeon 3.0 is finally ready. Enjoy Smile

Only support for Eden!

Before posting bugs/feature requests, please check if your issue is not already listed here


3.0.1
- Fixed issue which could cause loss of remote functioning during video playback.
- Updated Russian language - thx Roman_V_M
- Fixed popup of keyboard after changing color.
- Fixed overlapping now playing label on small video widget.
- Fixed customization of 'Play Disc' menu item.
- Fixed cut off posters in 'Episode' viewtype.

3.0.0
By applying this update all settings from previous version are lost! This includes custom backgrounds, paths to subtitle/lyrics add-on and assigned favorites to the main menu.
- Changed skin codebase to 1080
- Reworked custom items on Home screen:
- reworked media menu including QuickNav and new tooltip
- It's now possible to have 9 custom items with 5 custom submenu items, all which can be fully customizable.
- Over 25 different widgets, most with 2 modes, which can be attached to every menu item.
- Background customizer has been moved to 'Main menu item customizer'. Every menu item can have all available background types.
- Reworked Music visualisation screen.
- Artistslideshow support
- song to musicvideo script support
- metadata actors script support
- Added options to show logos instead of labels, whenever available, in Showcase view and Shift view.
- Wall view now only has clear case thumbs.
- Stripshow view is only available in pictures section.
- Removed Carousel and Panel view.
- Merged Thumbnail and BannerWall with normal Wall view.
- Added 'YouTube' mode to Wall view.
- Added PVR support - thx tocinillo
- Added support for Moviesets add-on (enable add-on or 'Group movies by sets' to activate).
- Added support for XBMC Intro Movie script (disable add-on to return to normal startup).
- Added Tripanel View (Poster + Square)
- Added color selection for all areas (supports Color Picker script)
- Added 'Glow mode', toggle Normal, Light and Extended mode.
- Added option for colored labels and panels.
- Removed/Moved Options for better usability.
- Lot of texture/color work
- Redesigned album, artist, song and picture information screen.
- Improved navigation (no invisible buttons anymore)
- Moved fullscreen fanart to video info dialog (press select on highlighted fanart/extrafanart)
- more LiveTV Viewtypes
- Auto-Detect TVTunes Add-on
- New 'Busy' dialog
- Added Rom Collection Browser support
- Removed White and Neon65 theme.
- Updated Spanish language - thx PatOso
- Updated French language - thx Rififi77
- Updated Greek language - thx CutSickAss
- Updated Dutch language
- Updated German language
- Updated Icelandic language - thx Passer
- Updated Russian language - thx Roman_V_M
- Updated Hungarian language - thx Frodo19
- Removed languages that were not updated for 3.0.0
+ an endless amount of tweaks/bugfixes we forgot to mention in that list

And all this comes along with the old feaures which are available since 2.0:
- Custom Main Menu items + Submenu items (Smart Playlists/Favourites).
- TV Next Aired integrated in Library view.
- TV Tunes support.
- Banner.jpg / Landscape.jpg / Poster.jpg support.
- Default focus of Main Menu adjustable in skin settings.
- Recently added/Random items/ Watchlist support.
- "Featured" window with output of random items, recently added and watchlist script all in one window.
- Cinema Experience support. Either through VideoInfo or through submenu.
- Random movie script support.
- Artwork downloader script integrated in skin in VideoInfo.
- Weather + Support
- Advanced Launcher support.
- Pseudo TV support.
- "New" flag for items that have been recently added.
- Live home window customization: see what you change on the fly.
- Music and Video genre icons and fanart support.
- Extrafanart/extrathumbs support.
- TV Show logo/Movie logo/clearart support.
- cdART/clearLOGO support.

For all 3.0 BETA/RC users:
please follow this advice to keep your skin settings when switching to official repo version:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...pid1109222

Install skin through XBMC addon repository:
Addons--> Get Addons --> XBMC.org addons--> Skin--> Aeon Nox


Source:
Code:
git://github.com/BigNoid/Aeon-Nox.git

Supported Add-Ons:

MyPicsDB
http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/?Page=Vie...e.mypicsdb or via passion repo

MovieSets Script
http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/?Page=Vie....moviesets or via passion repo

MusicExtraInfo Script
http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/?Page=Vie...aMusicInfo

ColorPicker Script
http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/?Page=Vie...lor.picker or via passion repo

Randommovie Script
https://github.com/elParaguayo/xbmc-rand...ll/preEden

Cinema Experience Script (available on official repo)

Watchlist Script (gets installed automatically)

RandomandlastItems Script (gets installed automatically)

Google Maps Weather Script (World Map Backgound, available on passion repo)

Bug reports:
Submit issue here:
https://github.com/BigNoid/Aeon-Nox/issues

Some Screenies:

[Image: FeaturedMusicWidget.jpg]
[Image: TVShows-ShowcaseViewArtworkLayout.jpg]
[Image: TVShows-TriPanelViewUsingBanners.jpg]
[Image: TVShows-EpisodeViewUsingBanners.jpg]
[Image: 13fa1c06a4cd2e271d24c5e453a93.png]


Thanks
- To Team XBMC for making XBMC (http://xbmc.org/contribute/donate/)
- To djh_ for designing Aeon.
- To Jezz_X for making Confluence, it was the basis for this skin.
- To all translators.
- To all other skinners for makings skins from which we used code or inspiration. (esp. team blackbolt/black for xperience)
- To all people who commented in this thread and submitted bug reports.
- ..and especially to big_noid from my side of course for reworking the complete old Aeon base and adjusting this skin "series" to eden back then
as well as for all the work he put in for 3.0 release and the always enjoyable and constructive partnership we had.
i think this is a good example that collaboration for skins can work out quite nicely.
EDIT Big_Noid:
- I would like to say thanks to Phil65 for working together on this skin. He's really one of the most talented skinners out there and has had some of the most innovative ideas I've seen in a long time.


all feedback is very much appreciated.
(This post was last modified: 2012-08-03 15:15 by BigNoid.)
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FAQ

Q: xbmc crashes sometimes. why?
A: try disabling moviesets addon if you have that installed. if that does not work, please post the debug log here in the forums or, even better,on our github issues page

Q: I lost all my settings after the auto-update took place.. what can i do?
A: Unfortunately this was unavoidable for 3.0. If you really do not want to re-setup and use 3.0 then just rollback to the old 2.0 version, you´ll have everything back like it was before. (can be done in settings --> addons)

Q: The Dim screensaver doesn´t turn off after appearing. is this a skin bug?
A: no, it´s not, seems to be an xbmc bug (probably windows-only). no other possibilty than changing/deactivating the screensaver atm.

Q: Nox 3.0 doesn´t show up in addon browser.
A: press "c" when "xbmc.org" repository is focused and then "force refresh"

Q: Why is there a busy dialog (spinning circle) for 10 seconds everytime I startup XBMC?
A: This has been done to give the startup scripts time to execute. You can press ESC or any navgation key to go to the Home menu immediately.

Q: Adding favourites as home menu entries does not seem to work. only a weird cluttered window appears:
A: look for something like
Code:
<setting type="string" name="skin.aeon.nox.Nox.CustomHomeItem1.Path">ActivateWindow(10025,&quot;W:\Musikvideos\&quot;,return)</setting>
in guisettings.xml in your userdata folder.

and remove the 2
Code:
&quot;
(This post was last modified: 2012-06-04 21:51 by phil65.)
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Big Noid, Phil65

Congratulations

On release Smile

I'd like to thank you both for the hard work you've put into Nox 3.0 and into continuing to improve the XBMC UI experience for us users. We do appreciate it.

Nicely done Sirs. Nicely done Nod

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Figured out my question from earlier, so edited it. (Make sure you do a force update on your XBMC.org repository before trying to install the skin Wink)

Absolutely amazing skin by the way! Good job! Really excited to get this setup. Thanks!
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-24 09:05 by Kappakairi.)
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(2012-05-24 08:58)Kappakairi Wrote:  Just tried to install it from the XBMC.org Addons repository and it didn't work. It starts to say Downloading...then goes away and nothing else happens. Any ideas?

Absolutely amazing skin by the way! Good job!

did you remove the git version before?
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-24 09:09 by phil65.)
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(2012-05-24 09:05)phil65 Wrote:  
(2012-05-24 08:58)Kappakairi Wrote:  Just tried to install it from the XBMC.org Addons repository and it didn't work. It starts to say Downloading...then goes away and nothing else happens. Any ideas?

Absolutely amazing skin by the way! Good job!

did you remove the git/passion version before?

No I just forgot to update the repository. Thanks again though!
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wtf?
Was this version supposed to install itself over 2.0?
I fired up XBMC, went to get a drink and when I came back this version was on, looks like I lost all my custom flags and such...
Anything I can do to revert back so I can copy my flags?
Frown

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You could try a rollback. But really if you have customized a skin you should rename it to be able to keep auto update on.
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Argh...
Rollback of xbmc or Windows?

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of the skin --> addons-->skin-->aeon nox-->info-->rollback

EDIT: That would probably just restore the stored zip of 2.0.0 and not your personal copy.
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-24 09:20 by BigNoid.)
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Congratulations Phil and BN!

It's been quite fun following this through it's development watching it turn into what it has become. And being a small part of it tossing in the occasional bugs and suggestions.

Phil hopefully we don't see you disappear again, it's great having you around. (Still have Aeon65 installed, it's a classic) BN, you're just a machine when it comes to keeping NOX up to date through out it's life and it's so very much appreciated the time you put in. I still say having you two working together on it was a perfect match.

Aeon Nox 3.0 is truly a wonderful skin to use on a daily basis and really ups what you can expect a skin to do with XBMC.

Also, yay some of my screen shots made it to the launch page Big Grin
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I tried, it didn't work.... No

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(2012-05-24 09:43)ArieS Wrote:  I tried, it didn't work.... No

then this should be a good example for you that you should always backup customizations. nothing we can do in that aspect, updating will always overwrite all files.
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Just a small tiny question for those of us that have been keeping Nox 3.0 up to date with GiT. Still going to be using that for future updates? Or, should we just switch it over to the version on repo?

Since I started using Nox it is always fun to wake up, update GiT and see what new things have been put in Smile
ArieS, it's good practice to backup any customized stuff you add to a skin whether it's code changes or media files. I and I'm sure many have learned that just as you have. It's frustrating when you get bit by it, but we learn and soldier on.

On the bright side, 3.0 has so many good things building off a very good 2.0. Hopefully you can some solace in the new features it brings to your media collection. Plus, half the fun is tinkering with our Media, skins and XBMC in general. Take what you've learned and use it to make what you had even better Smile
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-24 09:49 by Rygrath.)
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