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Pieter Hulshoff

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RetroFE 0.8.18
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:35:15 PM »
It's been a while since we had an official release, so I've put 0.8.18 on the download page. You can find the list of changes here.

Some important updates:
- Updated SDL2 to the latest version to fix several graphical glitches on Windows.
- Added support for monitor ratio in the layout names; you can now use layout 4x3.xml, layout 16x9.xml, etc., and RetroFE will select the one that fits your monitor ratio.
- Added animation types for menu jumps and playlist changes.
- Added support for the latest truRIP superdat format and directory structure. Keep an eye out for their future releases.

Unfortunately the key configuration menu is still WIP, but I hope to get that up and running soon. After that I'll add the possibility to launch scripts from the menu, change other settings like theme, and add a search function. I've dropped a few other projects I was working on so I could spend some more time on RetroFE in the near future. :)

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 08:51:23 AM »
Thanks for your hard work making retrofe better and better.

Could you explain what we could do by launching scripts from the menu? Some examples please

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 05:27:09 PM »
Well, one user wants to use it to switch bezel types from glass to noglass, and similar options.

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 08:55:25 AM »
can use it for like

Shutdown
Reboot
Start Kodi
or pretty much anything

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 11:53:03 AM »
True, but you can do that already. You don't need the config menu for that

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2018, 12:19:58 PM »
Might be easier as no need for art maybe

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 08:08:59 PM »
hi pieter
Any news on per system music please

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 11:40:50 PM »
hi pieter
Any news on per system music please

Not yet, Iím still trying to figure out some video issues first.

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 02:37:45 PM »
Thank you for the reply  :)

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 09:16:43 AM »
Any news about the development of RetroFE?

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2019, 12:05:05 PM »
Nothing spectacular yet; work and illness have kept me from spending time on RetroFE development. There's plenty of plans, just very little time to do it. I'd welcome some help though. :)

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 08:15:47 AM »
Any specific things one could help with? I forked the bitbucket repo, and built it (surprisingly fast and easy; something must've gone wrong :)).
Saw some python scripts, which were very.. scripty, could be beautified. But really not sure where to even start...

My idea was to make the video loading into a background thread, in such a way that it doesn't block scrolling the titles. But that feels a bit too ambitious as a first stab :)

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2019, 01:23:21 PM »
Any specific things one could help with? I forked the bitbucket repo, and built it (surprisingly fast and easy; something must've gone wrong :)).
Saw some python scripts, which were very.. scripty, could be beautified. But really not sure where to even start...

My idea was to make the video loading into a background thread, in such a way that it doesn't block scrolling the titles. But that feels a bit too ambitious as a first stab :)

Feel free to have a look at the open issues. Some of them are relatively simple, so might be a good first step into learning your way around the code. :)

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Re: RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2019, 04:18:36 AM »
Pieter Hulshoff can you compile the lastest commits to test some new features of RetroFe?

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RetroFE 0.8.18
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2019, 06:06:55 AM »
Pieter Hulshoff can you compile the lastest commits to test some new features of RetroFe?

Not yet Iím afraid. It took me all night to get it to compile last night, so the feature isnít fully functional yet. I hope to get it working this weekend.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 06:08:40 AM by Pieter Hulshoff »