SbOS 4.0 - Development Screen Shot
Here's a screen shot of a new version I have been working on.
Basically you will be able to open multiple skinbedder skins and switch between them, it has a built-in real-time skin editor, and it can auto-embed any foreground window.
The Window Title, Width, Height, and the 4 Boarders are filled in automatically just by switching to Calculator and positioning it on top of the SbOS window. When you switch back to SbOS it will keep all of Calcs information (it does not update values when SbOS is the foreground window). Window Class is supposed to be auto-filled also but I have a bug :(
If I clicked OK in the picture below, Calculator would be embedded in SbOS in the exact size and position it currently is... basically it would just look like the blue Titlebar around Calculator disappeared and it would then be part of SbOS.
Once this is all done, any skinner will basically be able to create their own front-end just by embedding WinAmp (or any other music player) and any other apps they want.
Project-Time-Frame: As little as a month or as long as a year... probably 4-months or so, so be patient. :) I just wanted to post this early screen-shot to see what people think of the idea. I think every front-end should be fully configurable from within the app, not only by tweaking text files. Each AppSKIN will be one XML and a bunch of PNGs though if you do like to tweak text files ;)