I think the accent colors are a nice touch and make this skin a little bit more personal and diversified(?) ... and the overlays are fitting in the accent color category pretty well. But as already mentioned, I'm thinking about a neutral, accent color independent option for the overlays ... (some kind of grayish color)
That sounds fine to me, and once I changed the accent color to "Steel" I was quite happy with the result of keeping the overlays enabled even for the posters.
I can understand that, but that's your personal preference ... but there are plenty of people out there (including me) who want graphical overlays for tvshow and season views, so I have to try to make everybody happy. This is why I think that my suggestion should work best, just give the user full control over where to display overlays ...
Oh, I naturally agree with that too.
I just wanted to make it clear that I don't require such full control myself in this case.
I've already installed PHT 1.0 and night looks pretty functional to me ... all I've noticed are some missing links in the main menu (settings, quit, ...)
I too have installed it now, on my main Win7_x64 PC as well as on my Win7_x86 laptop.
Apparently they've removed the support for having those 'Settings' and 'Quit' commands in the main menu.
But having them in side menus or context menus works fine. (Tested both in your 'Night' and in the 'Amber' skin.)
So for the "Quit" command you don't really need to change anything, as you have it in the context menu of the main menu. You do need to fix access to the settings menu though, and perhaps some fixes to your settings menus are also needed not just for the latest PHT but also for the two preceding it.
I have PHT 0.9.10.1 on an XP computer (the last XP-compatible PHT version), using it with your latest 'Night' skin. But going through all the settings menus I can find nowhere to modify the global ViewMode settings. The text in the main 'Settings' menu states that some of the submenus can be used for choosing the list modes, but that is not the case. Those settings seem to be 'blocked' from showing up in the skin, much like the commands that are blocked from the main menu in the latest PHT. (Or perhaps I'm just looking in the wrong place, having forgot how I configured 'Wall' mode for global use on my newer computers... ;) If so, a 'heads-up' on where to find these configs would be appreciated.)
and some animation problems with channel/shared content views.
It's not just an animation problem. I tried several channels that work fine with 'Night' (even on PHT 1.0), but with the original new 'Plex' skin all playback of those channels' videos failed completely.
So basically the next version will be fully PHT 1.0 compatible and from that point on no longer working with versions below that.
That's both good and bad news. Good about the improved compatibility with the new version (obviously), but very bad news for anyone who wants to keep using PHT on a computer running WinXP (or Win2000/Win2003 server), since new PHT versions are not compatible with these OS.
This version bump gives me hope that we see a public release pretty soon.
That was the stated objective in the release post, so it probably will happen fairly soon.
But I hope they improve some features before such a public release. (especially channels)
Best regards: dlanor