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Subject: Re: Subscribed - Hello (and "testing 1, 2 3.." :)

Re: Subscribed - Hello (and "testing 1, 2 3.." :)

From: Purple Dynasty <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 01:11:27 -0400

On Oct 7, 2008, at 11:45 PM, Jacob Rau wrote:

> David Hall wrote:
>> Purple Dynasty wrote:
>>> 1. A suggestion: the Rockbox website should only post themes that
>>> are
>>> "certified" to work on 3.0 or later builds.
> I don't see that the content should be deleted, but I do see a lot of
> merit in creating a "certification" or a database of "thumbs
> up"/"thumbs
> down" to track which themes have compatibility issues.
> I know that personally I have problems with themes that set only a few
> select parameters (I believe this is what's going on, anyway);
> remnants
> of the previous theme will be left behind--fonts, colors, WPS
> backgrounds--I have seen poorly-written themes do this. Maybe a script
> could check the theme to see if it does indeed explicitly set the
> font,
> WPS background, etc. Maybe the standard needs revising: the theme MUST
> explicitly state these parameters...
> I would be willing to do theme testing and possibly (if I can
> scrape up
> the time) to research and write a VBScript or something similar to
> dive
> through themes and make them standard--remove unused files, check the
> theme's settings, etc. Anything like that that would be helpful.
> I do see a point here, and it would be ridiculously cool for themes to
> be seamless--through the initial installer.

I've apparently overstated the number of dead-themes in the Sansa e200
series WPS Gallery.
Some of those non-working themes however actually contain multiple

Many of my non-working themes were obtained from other sites, and
I guess work with alternate builds.

Is there a plugin that will shrink album art to fit themes like
ARWidgets which feature relatively small album art sizes? When I use
those themes the album art often does a crop of the upper-left-most
portion of the album cover (arbitrary and not attractive).

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