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Subject: Re: Probable changes coming to the skin engine (skin format)

Re: Probable changes coming to the skin engine (skin format)

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 00:16:13 +1000

On 11 May 2010 13:09, Jonathan Gordon <> wrote:
> Quick heads up to the changes which are probably coming to the skin
> format to make everything easier.
> 1) tags with parameter lists will change to use '(' and ')' to mark
> the ends of the list. e.g %V(label|x|y|width|height|font|fg|bg)
> 2) tags will no longer be able to add info to the end (E.g %Xda will
> be changed to %Xd(a), %D1 to %D(1) )
> This will break all existing skins so I'm planning on making a script
> to convert, but while this is happening, does anyone have any changes
> they want made which cant be done without breaking compatibility? (e.g
> change the tag letters or something?)
> Jonathan

I have just commited the first work in the skinenginebreak branch on
svn. so if anyone wants to help test out "$ svn co
svn:// ". has a list of all the
changed tags if someone would like to volunteer to write a converter
Received on 2010-05-11

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