Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Blue

Here's a taste of my next project:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mr. Blue has arrived...

It's time for a new theme, this time is the long overdue blue based theme.
Here's a screenshot:

Get it here.

This time I've increased the number of available resolutions that this usplash theme can support:

I'm also planning to re-release all previous themes with the above list of resolutions.

Monday, December 15, 2008

They keep coming...

Another week, another brand new bootsplash :)

This one has the XBMC Splash (the one that appears when you start XBMC) pulsating in the middle.

Here's a sample (it's kinda hard to show it pulsating in a screenshot):

Grab it here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Black - Now with more resolutions

I've added more resolutions to the theme:

Note: you can try and force Usplash for a specific resolution by editing (or creating) /etc/usplash.conf:

Grab it here.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Black XBMC USplash Theme

Well, here it is...

Please consider it a very preliminary (just a taste) version.
It contains all the popular resolutions I could think of.

Get it here .

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The new USplash in black

Another sample of my new USplash theme, this time in black.


New XBMC Splash

Hi all,

I'm working on a new XBMC bootsplash:

Any comments? Ideas? Questions?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

New splash engine!

Hi all!

I've been away for a while... (new baby on the way)

Anyways, apparently, the guys at fedora have been working on an amazing new boot splash engine named plymouth (YouTube: here and here).
Their goals are to create a more streamlined boot process (less flickering) and nicer effects.

You can experiment with plymouth on Fedora Linux 10.

What's all this have to do with XBMC? - You wait and see :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

XBMC USplash theme

Here is my contribution to the awesome XBMC project.

This USplash theme will transform your boot experience into a cleaner media experience, the result will look something like this:

So, how to install this? (Ubuntu only)

  1. Download the
  2. Extract that into your home folder.
  3. run sudo apt-get install usplash libbogl0 libbogl-dev libgd2-noxpm libgd2-noxpm-dev usplash-dev build-essential
  4. Change into the usplash-theme-xbmc-v2 folder.
  5. run make.
  6. Copy the resulting to your home folder.
  7. Run sudo apt-get install startupmanager.
  8. Run the newly install app in the gnome menu System -> Administration -> Start-Up Manager
  9. Select the apperance tab and under Usplas Themes, Click Manage themes, and select the file.
  10. Select that from the list of themes and click Close.
  11. Enjoy your new boot splash.