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How to get Skins from the XBMC Skinning svn

ChoccyHobNobChoccyHobNob Posts: 270Members
edited January 2009 in PHT Skin Development
Even if you don't like the terminal window
If you want to check out the latest skins from the svn and get at the uncompressed textures etc and you are a terminal-phobic mac user, here is how you do it.
  1. Download the svn universal binary from http://www.collab.net/downloads/community/
    (You don't have to give your contact info, its all optional, just hit submit)
  2. Download the SCPlugin universal binary from http://scplugin.tigris.org/
  3. Install the svn package
  4. Open a terminal window, enter the following
    sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/svn /usr/bin/svn
    
    (This adds a link from the svn binary in your local bin folder to /usr/bin)
  5. Enter the following into the terminal window
    mkdir svntemp
    svn co https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xboxmediacenter/xTV svntemp
    

  6. You will be asked if you want to accept the certificate, press 'p' and hit return
    It should start to download xTV into the svntemp folder you created, you can hit ctrl-c now to stop it, and you can delete the svntemp folder.
  7. Install the SCPlugin package
  8. Log out and back in again

That should be everything setup and working, you can now access the svn commands from the context menu in finder (Look in "Context Menu"->More->Subversion" for the commands)

To get stuff of the svn now you have SCPlugin working
  1. Create a folder to put it all in.
  2. Right click/control click (whatever, get the context menu up) and Select "More->Subversion->Checkout"
  3. Enter the url of the svn in the "Repository URL" box, leave everything else alone
  4. Click "Checkout"
  5. Wait a while for it to finish (it will open a window showing you what is going on)
  6. Profit :D


https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...xboxmediacenter

is the url for everything in the skin svn

https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...mediacenter/xTV

will just get you the xTV skin

Every skin is in it's own folder, just append the folder name to the end of the everything link. For a list of available skins see here http://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...boxmediacenter/
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Comments

  • maccabbimaccabbi Posts: 97Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Good tutorial. I've always used the terminal, didn't know about the plugin. Sounds handy
  • phunkysaiphunkysai Posts: 1,171Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    maccabbi wrote on Jun 3 2008, 02:11 PM:
    Good tutorial. I've always used the terminal, didn't know about the plugin. Sounds handy


    Just saw this on Lifehacker...finally something with a decent GUI!

    Versions Makes Subversion Easy and Attractive [Featured Mac Download]
    from Lifehacker by Adam Pash

    versions.png

    Mac OS X only: Beta application Versions provides an easy-to-use graphical interface to the version control system, Subversion. Whether you're a developer or writer, version control with Subversion can mean the difference between days and minutes lost when something goes awry with your text files. We've shown you how to set up a personal Subversion server and how to access it with the Windows-only TortoiseSVN or Mac-only SCPlugin, but Versions takes a wildly different approach to Subversion by taking your repositories into an attractive and fully featured graphical interface. It's unclear whether Versions will charge after the beta, but for now Versions beta is freeware, Mac OS X only.

    Versions
  • TomMusenbrockTomMusenbrock Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    ChoccyHobNob wrote on Jun 2 2008, 06:08 PM:
    That should be everything setup and working, you can now access the svn commands from the context menu in finder (Look in "Context Menu"->More->Subversion" for the commands)

    To get stuff of the svn now you have SCPlugin working
    1. Create a folder to put it all in.
    2. Right click/control click (whatever, get the context menu up) and Select "More->Subversion->Checkout"
    3. Enter the url of the svn in the "Repository URL" box, leave everything else alone
    4. Click "Checkout"
    5. Wait a while for it to finish (it will open a window showing you what is going on)
    6. Profit :D


    [url="https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...xboxmediacenter"]https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...xboxmediacenter[/url]

    is the url for everything in the skin svn

    [url="https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...mediacenter/xTV"]https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...mediacenter/xTV[/url]

    will just get you the xTV skin

    Every skin is in it's own folder, just append the folder name to the end of the everything link. For a list of available skins see here http://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...boxmediacenter/




    I tried the url of the svn in the "Repository URL" box but nothing works. Are the links now dead? Not sure what I am really accomplishing here by installing the Subversion and SCPlugin but I just want to add a few new skins to it. Do I need to do all of this?
    ....And you want to be my latex salesman.
  • Jezz_XJezz_X Posts: 110Members
    Art Vandelay wrote on Jul 6 2008, 02:10 AM:
    I tried the url of the svn in the "Repository URL" box but nothing works. Are the links now dead? Not sure what I am really accomplishing here by installing the Subversion and SCPlugin but I just want to add a few new skins to it. Do I need to do all of this?

    Thats because all the urls are wrong in the original post the are shortened copy and paste ones with ... in them and should be

    https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xboxmediacenter
    


    for all and

    https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xboxmediacenter/xTV
    


    for xTV
  • JustMeDJustMeD Posts: 11Members
    You guys should give SmartSVN a try it has a great UI plus has now added contextual menu support. It has been my default for over a year now.
    mediastream_banner.jpg
  • GerkGerk Posts: 1,055Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    I wanted to add to this thread .. there's a MUCH easier way to get skins now (thanks to updates on SF's svn viewer pages).

    For example, if you go to this URL:

    http://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net...ediacenter/xTV/

    Near the bottom left there is a link that says "Download GNU tarball" .. click that and you will get a tar.gz file with all of the contents of the folder you're viewing (in this case the xTV skin). Double click the tar.gz file and OSX's built ins will uncompress the contents into an appropriately named folder, then simply drop that folder into your skins folder (think you have to restart Plex to use the skin) and you're off to the races.

    For other skins navigate to the parent folder of the link I provided above, then into the skin folder you want and repeat the procedure. Couldn't be much simpler.
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