WEll, over one month later, and I finally moved to my new house... looks like I beat David LOL. Still waiting for CF 1.7 to release this skin...
Guys, I have have stated before, I am currently moving to a new house. You have any idea how much work is involved in that? LOL!
So I will hold off the skin until 1.7 is released, which should coincide with the time I finished moving, more or less. I'm going to 'ride the wave' with David on this one, so to speak.
Well, there you have it... looks like we might not see any future beta releases of CF. ( link )
Can't blame David for this. But I sure can't deny how much this upsets me for multiple reasons. I have spent countless hours developing this skin for the CF community, and have been anxiously awaiting the release of 1.7 Beta to finish it off.
That's the last bit of CF excitement and motivation gone down the drain.
Sorry guys, really did want to finish this.
I said in the post that I still WILL have a beta testing program and that I still will respond to posts on these forums like I always have.Originally Posted by justintime
I simply plan to offer the Beta to people that want to test and use the application. I will be posting when 1.7 is done and how to register to download it.
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Sorry, I had to re-read your post to fully understand what you were saying. I also did see your recent clarification at the end of the post.
The first time I read it, I got the impression you were considering no longer offering beta releases at all to anyone outside of your internal beta testers.
I agree, if you keep it more controlled, and make it very clear this is beta quality software etc etc (aka 'setting the expectation up front') then the majority of the misunderstandings will be eliminated.
Well, enough of that, I don't want this thread to go down the same path that the others did!
David: I hope you don't take this as a negative post, but one thing that kinda bothers me about the whole dev cycle is that you do not make use of your own "partitioning".
You said a major reason for 1.7 delays was that you were working with Destinator. That's a PLUGIN! It should really be developed and released completely independently of 1.7. If you are having to change your app that much to support the Dest plug-in, how do you expect other people to be able to write well integrated plug-ins?
Like many people here, I think I will be sticking with iG and not using Destinator at all. It's a shame I have been dealing with this embed bug for months because you are holding up your release for a plug-in that I will never use.
I know you have to do what is best for your company, not "the community", but I think you could do both without spending much extra time if you re-structured your dev plan a bit.
(I'll shut up now. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see 1.7 or whatever other "bone" you decied to throw us when you are comfortable. Eventually I want to sell my CarPC hardware with CF pre-loaded, so hurry up and complete 2.0 )
Well i dont think the skin for cf is going to be changing anymore with the screen shot of the day skin u can see the new previous and next buttons...are u looking to skin the entire settings screens also? From the screen shots it looks pretty complete...
yes, the Settings screens are complete too... just waiting on CF 1.7 to see what XML changes are necessary, and hopefully will find time to complete it.
Don't have a ton of time in my hands anymore...!
Hi Guys. I have been getting a ton of requests to get this skin finished.
I am really sorry to say I will not finish or release this skin, at least not for CF. The amount of work required for me to make this skin work well for me within CF is not something I can handle. And I really would have no guarantee that the work is not going to be throw-out-the-window once CF is finally released in final form. (Changes to XML, core functionality are always possible).
Basically, I wanted to achieve a permanent top menu (even when embedded), and a permanent left menu (like in CF 1.4). David has suggested some ways to achieve both, but I really am not sure it will work well, or that those workarounds will remain 'supported' in CF.
Latest CF is looking real good for those who can cope with the minor annoyances, and the new skins look fantastic anyway.
Now, how do I lock this thread?!