I have not post for a while, busy by my work. But I continue working hard on Enna.
In the current 0.4.0 release, I’m not satisfied by the theme. Some people complained about the backgrounds transitions in the main menu when you select a new item. It’s slow on some hardware, especially on embedded card like the Beagle Board, where CPU and RAM ressources are low.
So I have decided to rewrite a new theme from scratch. You can find it in the source code, in the mercurial repository, in data/themes/stb. I called it STB, as I would like it fits well on Settop Boxes and on HD screens from 720p to 1080p resolutions.
Here some Screenshots of the current theme.
For the fonst, I’m using the Comfortaa font : http://aajohan.deviantart.com/art/Comfortaa-font-105395949. And icons comes from the Faenza gnome icons theme : http://tiheum.deviantart.com/art/Faenza-Icons-173323228
I Add some cool effects between mediaplayer and informations panel, thanks to the more and more powerfull Elementary library. And I plan to add more.
More work, is need to polish the UI, All infos are not yet well placed. But as you can see there is more informations than in the previous release. I had have to change a lot of code in the core, to achieve this goal, and for informations, libvahalla helps more than ever.The Informations retrieval is as usual entirely asynchronous, and on demand. So the database is created while you browse you disks.
I hope that you like this new UI.
See you soon.