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Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: jtrodriguez on April 13, 2010, 09:42:15 PM

Title: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: jtrodriguez on April 13, 2010, 09:42:15 PM
http://themes.rockbox.org/index.php?themeid=715&target=ipodvideo

(http://themes.rockbox.org/themes/320x240/fsm-4/menu-Menu.png)

(http://themes.rockbox.org/themes/320x240/fsm-4/wps-WPS.png)

Accessed on Pause so you can view details and cycle through your playlist with FF/REW
(http://themes.rockbox.org/themes/320x240/fsm-4/1-Playlist.png)


Any suggestions/comments are appreciated.
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: audio-i on April 14, 2010, 12:42:13 PM
Very nice theme! The colors it uses, the icons and buttons, the no AA image and all the graphics in general are very cool and original  ;)  I made a little modification for my use to the SBS and backdrop, leaving the WPS's upper and lower part to show also in the menus screens, putting a reduced monster image in the info area.

Accessed on Pause so you can view details and cycle through your playlist with FF/REW
As a purely personal opinion, I don't like to have to pause tracks to do anything, so this change is not very functional for me.
Additionally, although I think it's great that the new playlist viewer functionality is available for WPS and admitting it may come handy in some cases, I prefer in general to go to the "view current playlist" screen, even if it's 3 clicks away, because when I view playlists, it's usually because I want to move tracks around, see/skip/go back several tracks ahead/back.
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: seani on April 14, 2010, 04:42:17 PM
Thumbs up - subtle and effective use of colour, plenty of information, but easy to read.
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: jtrodriguez on April 14, 2010, 06:08:29 PM
As a purely personal opinion, I don't like to have to pause tracks to do anything, so this change is not very functional for me.
Additionally, although I think it's great that the new playlist viewer functionality is available for WPS and admitting it may come handy in some cases, I prefer in general to go to the "view current playlist" screen, even if it's 3 clicks away, because when I view playlists, it's usually because I want to move tracks around, see/skip/go back several tracks ahead/back.

Wish I could theme the "view current playlist" screen :)

You probably noticed it but just in case not you can swap with that playlist screen to be viewed on hold or removed completely if you wish with just a couple of #'s


Thumbs up - subtle and effective use of colour, plenty of information, but easy to read.

Thanks much :)
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: Chronon on April 15, 2010, 04:25:57 PM
The "pirate" fish skeleton is a nice touch.   :D
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: [Saint] on April 17, 2010, 11:54:36 PM
...and all the graphics in general are very cool and original...

Well, not quite...
I did some quick Googling for "FSM" as I was pretty-damn-sure I had seen this image before (lord knows where I saw it though), and I didn't really turn up anything in the sense of licensing but mind you I didn't look too hard.
Did you obtain the permission of the artist to use this graphic?
Or check if this permission was needed?


[St.]
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: jtrodriguez on April 18, 2010, 09:32:47 PM
...and all the graphics in general are very cool and original...

Well, not quite...
I did some quick Googling for "FSM" as I was pretty-damn-sure I had seen this image before (lord knows where I saw it though), and I didn't really turn up anything in the sense of licensing but mind you I didn't look too hard.
Did you obtain the permission of the artist to use this graphic?
Or check if this permission was needed?


[St.]

He doesn't have a license on it... just a statement that says you can do what you want with it commercial or non-commercial.... pretty funny you say lord knows :P if you don't know the story behind it then read this http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: pixelma on April 30, 2010, 04:43:10 PM
I saw the image in the old WPS gallery, [St.] probably too. The image is taken down now even in the graveyard pages but the description of the theme is still there and the wiki user who added it has a familiar name. ;)

What's bothering me a bit is that you stated there in the old version that your theme is CC-BY-NC-SA and this is what I find when I search around venganza.org for a license. The additional "non-commercial" clause in there is not compatible with the GPL and the CC-by-SA which we require for themes now.

I am not a lawyer and don't want to be the meanie but the license question should be cleared up in my opinion.
Title: Re: 320x240 iPod Video Theme (FSM) - Feedback Request
Post by: jtrodriguez on April 30, 2010, 08:41:06 PM
I saw the image in the old WPS gallery, [St.] probably too. The image is taken down now even in the graveyard pages but the description of the theme is still there and the wiki user who added it has a familiar name. ;)

What's bothering me a bit is that you stated there in the old version that your theme is CC-BY-NC-SA and this is what I find when I search around venganza.org for a license. The additional "non-commercial" clause in there is not compatible with the GPL and the CC-by-SA which we require for themes now.

I am not a lawyer and don't want to be the meanie but the license question should be cleared up in my opinion.

Niklas Jansson "Touched By His Noodly Appendage"
http://itchstudios.com/psg/   " Bottom of the page"

"
FSM - The Flying Spaghetti Monster which I painted (yeah yeah, Michelangelo too) is pretty much free to use for press and such as far as I'm concerned. Unfortunately I do not have a high resolution version of this painting!
"
I listed it originally a couple years ago as NC because I thought it was a product of Venganza.. but its not its an image painted by Niklas Jansson.