Skin Poll sabotaged

Written by DMAN on .

Unfortunately someone who has been traced back to the Austrian School Network decided to create close to 50 forum accounts and sabotaged our 4:3 skin poll.

This is very dissapointing and we are taking the matter as far as we can go.

So as a result the poll has been suspended and more than likely will not continue. I'll make a decision come Friday with what we are going to do.

Vote for your 4:3 skin!

Written by l4m on .

After some days of discussing we would like you to vote on the 4:3 default skin for the release 0.3.
Choose between:

-BlueTwo  [Screenshots

-MCE  [Screenshots]

-MetalMedia  [Screenshots]

-Project-X  [Screenshots

-Project Mayhem III submitted by Harley [Screenshots]

-3DMP submitted by Vanessa [Screenshots]

 The poll will run about one week. You should not vote just for the "best looking" skin but also for usability.

Cause someone tries to manipulate the results we restarted this poll and delete all votes. As a result you need a minumin of 20 usefull forum-posts to vote. 

Follow this link to the 4:3 skin poll

WANTED: New default skins

Written by DMAN on .

We are looking to have only one default 4:3 and one 16:9 skin for the next release of MediaPortal (0.3.0).

Why are we doing this you may ask... well two reasons actually.

  1. Because we wish to reduce the size of future releases.
  2. For 0.3.0 we plan to have a plugin & skin updater inside MediaPortal to allow you to easily add new features and designs without searching the web page or the forums right from your couch with your remote at your fingertips.

So with this in mind we need you to choose the default skins which will be included in the forthcoming releases.

To facilitate this decision making process we'll run a poll starting next week for a 4:3 skin and the week thereafter a 16:9 poll.

What we need is for all skinners to send in some screenshots of a skin for the voting poll. The screenshots should be of Home, My Music, My Videos and My Pictures at least. Additional screenshot submissions will be accepted. Please outline the name of the skin and the author's details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The skinner must be committed to working on this skin up until and beyond the 0.3.0 release. If not already the winning skinner/designer will gain SVN access to implement the updates as required.

What will you win? ...well a default skin in MediaPortal of course ;-)

Note: A 'working' or 'near working' skin should be submitted which should be 0.2.0 compatible. We do not wish to receive concepts and artwork. No disrespect is intended to existing skins or skinners in this news item in any regard.

Many thanks and good luck.

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