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Thread: SummerBoard 2.1 installs icons!
09-14-2007, 02:03 PM #21
I tell ya what I love iSwitcher, for some one that just got the phone a few days ago its let me mod the snot out of the phone and not be afraid to do it. I was miffed when the new summerboard came out but you fixed it in short oder and Im back to my theme...and making new ones for it. (and yes I'll share once I get them done..because everyone needs a pac man and dig dug theme. ) My only wish was that I could turn off the icon text on the fly.
So, good show sir *claps* I will keep using iSwitcher because well it works without a flaw, like a great program should.
09-14-2007, 02:20 PM #22
<fish slap!> WTF am I doing... suddenly I'm the tech support for this flippin' app!
Last edited by CyberGreg; 09-14-2007 at 02:21 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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09-14-2007, 04:57 PM #23
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Hi CyberGreg, For some odd reason Breezy doesn't work on my Mac. I want to install your programs but have to do it the hard way. Your sig suggests replacing a .plist file on the iPhone with the downloaded text from your site. What .plist needs to be modified, or if none, what is the name of the .plist that I am to create to see your app source list in installer.app. Thanks. D
09-14-2007, 06:10 PM #24
y is this still not in installer
09-14-2007, 07:41 PM #25
So you either load my Installer source or you can load my apps from the Google page using the pxl package which runs on either a Mac or a Windows PC. I'm thinking I've done enough.
09-14-2007, 07:49 PM #26
Download the file I have attached. Remove the .txt extension. You will end up with a file named PackageSources.plist. You need to copy this to:
You are going to be REPLACING your current version so if you want, make a BACKUP copy first.
The next time you load Installer you will see the packages available from my site.
Edit: Sorry, I switched the link to the google site to track the downloads. The zip file has a ReadMe.txt file, please um... read it
Last edited by CyberGreg; 09-14-2007 at 08:17 PM.
09-15-2007, 07:39 AM #27
I still dont see the new summerboard im so lost
Last edited by pingwhen; 09-15-2007 at 07:46 AM.
09-15-2007, 08:23 AM #28
09-15-2007, 09:03 AM #29
ya and adding sources just messes up slot of stuff like organization. And multiples of the same program
09-15-2007, 09:14 AM #30
Stats so far:
Downloads from Google for version 0.87, 0.9x and version 1.0 now exceed 560
Downloads of my Installer app source now exceed 390
If I had 10 people using my app and appreciated the hard work that went into it, that would be satisfaction enough. Oh wait, just read through the comments on this thread, I do
In addition, I have a couple of items on my Installer source that simply are not available anywhere else (besides iLauncher and iSwitcher), with more to come
Edit: one of those iUtilities has been installed 10 times, just 20 minutes after I added to my Installer app source (one that is not available on any of the other sources
And how does it 'mess-up' the organization? I use the standard Installer app ones, unless it should be in a new category, like iSwitcher Themes.
Last edited by CyberGreg; 09-15-2007 at 09:32 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-15-2007, 11:01 AM #31
If he does it the same way as adding my plist then it is going to override mine and add just yours because you don't have my source in your plist is there a chance you can add me in your plist? Or maybe we can just have one master copy between all the trusted sourcers here, would be better for everyone. So far my plist has been downloaded 1377 times, and since my plist has yours in it, lots of people benifited from it because now they get yours too. Just a thought.
09-15-2007, 03:17 PM #32
09-15-2007, 03:35 PM #33
09-15-2007, 05:19 PM #34
iSwitcher's UI is still great - if Summerboard used the filesystem to switch themes eventually (Summerboard/ActiveTheme?) with links to the originals, then iSwitcher could work with that.
BTW, I see 2.1 really is out...
Awesome new prefs option - turn Theme Dock/Wallpaper/Status Bar/Icons on and off.
Five Icon Dock option added.
Last edited by NetMage; 09-15-2007 at 05:24 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-15-2007, 06:13 PM #35
You guys asked for it, so here's the official deal... I am the SummerBoard dev, here to answer your questions.
- Indeed, SummerBoard 2.1 supports full themes including icons. More about this below.
- A page for SummerBoard and the new AppTapp will be up soon!
- SummerBoard is free and will remain free.
- We're excited to see what themes you guys can come up with!
Now, more about the theme support. First off, icons, as thats the biggie here it seems. SummerBoard supports icon themes in the "proper" way. That is, SummerBoard, unlike other previous solutions, *does not* overwrite original application icons. Instead, the icons are replaced on the fly. That means that when you update an application, you will not lose your custom icons! What it also means is that its very easy to create icon themes, as you just dump all your icons in the Icons folder of the theme and name them as the app. There is one special icon name, that is "Generic.png", it can be used to override all *unthemed* icons, if your theme really needs this to complete its look. Do not use this if you do not need it, as your theme's users may not like it.
Now, onto the format of a theme. Here's the directory structure in /var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/
You have a folder per theme in there, with the following structure:
ThemeName/StatusBar.png << Status bar image (optional, 320x20 PNG, no alpha)
ThemeName/Wallpaper.png << The wallpaper (320x480 PNG, no alpha)
ThemeName/Dock.png << The dock image for the large dock (320x91 PNG, alpha allowed)
ThemeName/MiniDock.png << The dock image for the mini dock (320x37 PNG, alpha allowed)
Then your icons (optional, 59x60 PNG, alpha allowed) go in:
Name them as such:
Also, take note that SummerBoard has various appearance settings in its Advanced section of SMBPrefs -- you can use them to your advantage -- for example, try out "Solid StatusBar" -- you'll see what I mean.
Any questions, post here or e-mail iphone [a-t] nullriver.com
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09-15-2007, 06:18 PM #36
09-15-2007, 06:22 PM #37
PS. If someone is up for making a theme editor, go for it
09-15-2007, 07:47 PM #38
09-15-2007, 07:58 PM #39
09-15-2007, 07:59 PM #40
I've put up a temporary page for SummerBoard:
It will have more information soon.
Yep, name them by the name you see in SummerBoard/SpringBoard... ie.
Calculator.png or NES.png or Chat.png...
Last edited by lupinglade; 09-15-2007 at 08:00 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost