Rockbox Technical Forums

Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: [Saint] on October 11, 2010, 10:14:51 AM

Title: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: [Saint] on October 11, 2010, 10:14:51 AM
Hi,


Some of you may be aware about my efforts with the "iLike" theme for the iPod Nano 1st and 2nd Generation already.

It was always my intention to port this theme to other iPod models and now I am happy to say that I have the first version of iLike for the iPod Video ready for large scale testing.

Additionally there is also the second "release candidate" version of iLike for the iPod Nano(s) available now, approximately ~100 revisions past the version currently available on the themesite and this also needs large scale testing.


This is where you come in.

Everything should be working as expected, there is support for album art, metadata fallbacks, translation to native language (including right-to-left languages), an .FMS for both versions (if you have FM hardware and can test, great!), a "Next Track" prompt (that the Apple FW doesn't do ;)) but what I am looking for at this late stage is anything that could or should be improved...whatever that may be.

You can help me out by downloading the themes here:

iPod Nano 1st - 2nd Gen.7z (http://www.datafilehost.com/download-17d70945.html)
iPod Video 5th - 5.5th Gen.7z (http://www.datafilehost.com/download-ade77233.html)

Then posting your feedback about the themes on this thread, any and all suggestions for improvement are welcome and will be considered.

Thankyou to those of you who are already using the iLike Nano theme (I know there's ~1600 of you out there ;)), and to those who will be using the iLike Video theme.
I hope you enjoy using them as much as I have making them.


[St.]

PS: I am also currently working on iLike for the iPod Colour/Photo so stay tuned.

EDIT:
Updated download links to fix an obvious error present in both themes, oops....sorry ;)
Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: JdGordon on October 11, 2010, 10:46:25 PM
add some screenshots you silly bugger :) this forum is about looks not text!
Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: [Saint] on October 12, 2010, 02:59:06 AM
add some screenshots you silly bugger :) this forum is about looks not text!

Yes, indeed...quite correct.

Firstly I want to add that I have updated the download  links (I edited the links in the original post also) to correct an error I found while making screenshots.

So if you were going to reply with feedback stating "The titlebar is broken on the Recording and FM Radio screens!" please re-download the theme from the links below:

iPod Nano 1st - 2nd Gen.7z (http://www.datafilehost.com/download-17d70945.html)
iPod Video 5th - 5.5th Gen.7z (http://www.datafilehost.com/download-ade77233.html)

EDIT: Updated the download links *again* (in both this, and the original post) to encorporate a small fix/feature for the .fms suggested by pixelma on IRC

And now for the screenshots:

iPod Nano (1st Gen in this case, to display FM and Recording screens):

-Menu
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/vch0uoni.png)

-WPS
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/fbzxng23.png)

-WPS: Volume changing
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/h52ugdpr.png)

-FMS
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/fpojvwbv.png)

-FMS: Volume changing
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/jcqmfvax.png)

I shall add iPod Video screenshots of the theme once I have them, but you get the idea from these shots I'm sure.
The Video version is pretty much the same...except, bigger ;)

Enjoy,


[St.]
Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: Atma on October 17, 2010, 04:22:07 PM
Hello,
This my first post in this forum, I'm new to the rockbox users family.
Sorry if i sound rude  as i'm from a non english speaking country, so my english is not good enough,.

Thanks for your work, i really appreciate it.

It was the first skin that I choose, now i will try this new version of it.

A few things that i think that could be improvee from my point of view:

On the main menu the display line are too near the side of the screen which make it look awkward (umpleaseant to Eyes), if you look at the original skin from Apple, there is a space of lileky a character between the begining of the screen and the first letter.

An option to show the volume and batt as numbers, not to replace the ones that you are using, but to add it to them.

I will add some modified screens so you can undestand me better:

[img=http://imageshack.us/thumbnmail.png] (http://img176.imageshack.us/i/h52ugdpr.png/)
[img=http://imageshack.us/thumbnmail.png] (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/vch0uoni.png/)

Thanks again for your hard work.

Regards

Edit: I'm using ipod nano 1 gen
Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: RockBoxFan on February 03, 2011, 11:03:28 AM
*Love* your iLike theme!

Your great work on this theme inspired me to try writing one of my own.

Have you noticed that the "virtual LED" animation runs more slowly in the .sbs file than it does in the .wps file?  I think this is a RockBox thing, as it does it on the simulator, and in the theme that I am writing as well.

Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: herruberraschen on March 01, 2011, 12:23:24 PM
Is this the closest firmware to the original it is shipped with?
Does this support video playback?
Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: [Saint] on March 01, 2011, 12:41:26 PM
Is this the closest firmware to the original it is shipped with?
Does this support video playback?


You already PM'd me personally asking me this but I shall leave this here for others...

1: Does it support video playback?

A theme has no way of influencing playback whatsoever, so...yes.

2: Is it the closest to the original firmware?

Yes, quite certainly.


EDIT:
Have you noticed that the "virtual LED" animation runs more slowly in the .sbs file than it does in the .wps file?

You are quite correct, the .sbs and .wps update at different rates. So the maximum speed an animation can refresh is affected.



[St.]
Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: herruberraschen on March 01, 2011, 01:25:07 PM
I didn't think the pm went through. Sorry about the double question.
I just ordered a iPod nano so I can have a smaller iPod video and I am new to Rockbox. The download says 3.7 but will it work with 3.8? The only reason I would want the 3.8 is to use the FM radio remote.
Title: Re: Theme Testers Wanted! - iPod Nano 1st/2nd Gen & Video 5th/5.5th Gen
Post by: [Saint] on March 01, 2011, 06:03:51 PM
Yes, it is compatible with the 3.8 Release.

If you do notice any problems with the theme (I do not expect any), start a thread specific to them in the Theming and Customization (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/board,24.0.html) sub-forum.



[St.]