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    Unified Base RR Complete Skin Request

    Here's a tough one... I wonder if anyone can keep pace with the rate at which Guino seems to be developing this excellent program. It would be very nice to see someone develop a base skin (Whatever it may be) that incorporates all of the functionality of RR. It seems that there are so many skins that support various aspects of RR, but not everything. Before you start killing me... I know what I am asking for and I know that it is not going to terribly easy, but it would solve some problems.

    What are your thoughs. I may just have to become photoshop aware and put my request where my fingers are... and if I had those skills ... I'd be adding my skin into the project like everyone else who develops this stuff.

    That said... I'd like to personally thank everyone who puts forth all of their valuable spare time voluntarily to further the enhancement of the in car computer project. Hobby, passion or whatever... your efforts are very much appreciated and I for one can't thank you enough. I love and am fine with of the hardware/software implementation, but I just suck (and hate) development. I do like working with graphics, but I just have to get off of my *** and learn the skin development process.

    A very genuine Thank you to all who contribute to this endeavour!
    Regards, BMVEE!

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    I won't start killing you, hehe. You are right, there are several skins for RR but none is complete. I think it's a matter of time before skins will be up to date with the RR functionality.

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    I'm trying to update the BrushedMetal skins, but to be honest .... I think I've missed half the features that Guino has incorporated, there are so many I struggle knowing where everything is up to. If someone could post what is needed for each screen I may stand a chance!

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    great idea ukmp3car.... we need all the functions to be put in correct screens, and keeping it all in a nice brushed metal packet is my personal choice! good thinking BMVEE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UK_MP3Car
    I'm trying to update the BrushedMetal skins, but to be honest .... I think I've missed half the features that Guino has incorporated, there are so many I struggle knowing where everything is up to. If someone could post what is needed for each screen I may stand a chance!
    Oh... Thank God! I thought I might get dipped in hot oil for posting this one.

    I don't know if every little feature is required, but certainly the major ones:

    DVD/Video
    Music (MP3)
    WEB
    Phone
    Radio
    XM
    GPS
    Appearance
    Etc.

    I like the idea of Brushed Metal (Both Metal for Night & Aluminum for day use) just because it seems to be the most common denominator for all front ends. We could use the best skin module features from ever skin that is out there to compile a basic/generic RR skin that Guino could provide with RR. It seems wierd because the base skin for RR is Brushmetal, but MMI is required for use with the phone. I personally love the OSK & GPS iGuidance features of Kuo's BrightLights and so on.

    That way... Guino et al would have a good base starting point, and the user could then customize at will. If we could only get Guino to slow down so all of the skinners could catchup.

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    It would be so nice to somehow get RR Config on there... also, we should prepare for the picture viewer feature as well!

    Another thing is maybe getting a Network screen for Wifi/BT/cell provider, and being able to connect and disconnect thru dialup (cellphone provider), waddya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chita79
    It would be so nice to somehow get RR Config on there... also, we should prepare for the picture viewer feature as well!

    Another thing is maybe getting a Network screen for Wifi/BT/cell provider, and being able to connect and disconnect thru dialup (cellphone provider), waddya think?

    I was thinking about requesting this, but RRConfig is an external app, not directly embedded into RR. Guino.... what are your thoughts... Also... I might be a dumb ****, but how can I have RR swap skins automatically based on day night settings? I know that the day night switch changes gamma, but is there a way to change the entire skin for day night viewing without using the apperance/skinbrowser? A main menu button to do this would be very nice indeed. I would love to be able to toggle between my 2 favorite skins for day/night.

    EDIT: while still maintaining the gamma day/night switch as well

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    The problem I have is knowing what to place on each screen, DVD and Video is obvious, Audio Browser and Audio Player screens not as obvious, esp with all the various new options.

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    BMVEE the ability to switch between day/night skins is possible from a button on the main menu, it just needs the .skin file editing, will look up the command and edit the post here.

    In exectbl.ini create a newfunction:

    i.e:

    "DAYNIGHT","DAYNIGHTSKIN||GAMMA"

    then in the menu.skin place the DAYNIGHT where the GAMMA was, haven't tested but should work

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK_MP3Car
    The problem I have is knowing what to place on each screen, DVD and Video is obvious, Audio Browser and Audio Player screens not as obvious, esp with all the various new options.
    We all need to meet somewhere central (you know... like Iceland... or the North Pole ) go to a pub and hash it all out... I knew that this was going to be a big request. Maybe we should start an implementation request like Guino did for RR.... Guino might also illuminate the stuff we are missing since we can't seem to keep pace with his development.

    Before this goes too far down the path... Unless you disagree, It might be an idea to keep the functions of this skin narrowed to the primary functions... I don't know what the best way to determine what those functions should be (especially since I'll only be able to assist with imput like this). I guess we need to find a starting point and the person best suited to make that decision is a skinner or Guino (IMHO).

    Skinning for RR will become easier for it when we arrive at RR 100% per Guino. It seems like we are nearly there now.


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