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Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

Changes made during the Rainmeter 2.5 beta cycle and earlier.
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Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

poiru » June 17th, 2012, 4:09 pm

Rainmeter 2.3 RC introduces a new .rmskin format and Skin Packager, which allows easy creation of new format .rmskin files. This change accompanies the Addons deprecation and folder rearrangements.


To create new format .rmskin files, check Using Skin Packager.

Changes from the old format include:
  • Removed support including Addons (include them in the new @Resources folder instead)
  • Removed support for including fonts (include them in the new @Resources\Fonts folder instead)
  • Added ability to specify minimum Windows version
  • Fixed download issues with Internet Explorer (where the .rmskin file was renamed to .zip)
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

eclectic-tech » June 17th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Very interested in the new packager, but, can't download RC1... :confused:
I am getting the error message below when trying to download from Rainmeter.net:
Address:: http://rainmeter.googlecode.com/files/Rainmeter-2.3-r1469-RC1.exe

ERROR MESSAGE
404. That’s an error.

The requested URL /files/Rainmeter-2.3-r1468-RC1.exe was not found on this server. That’s all we know.
Just a heads up... the new feature is looking good. Thanks for all of your excellent work! :great:

Forget this post... I got it (r1471) now! :D
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

jsmorley » June 17th, 2012, 5:28 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:Very interested in the new packager, but, can't download RC1... :confused:
I am getting the error message below when trying to download from Rainmeter.net:
Address:: http://rainmeter.googlecode.com/files/Rainmeter-2.3-r1469-RC1.exe

ERROR MESSAGE Just a heads up... the new feature is looking good. Thanks for all of your excellent work! :great:
We had to do a quick update for a missed bug. Get it now from http://rainmeter.googlecode.com/files/Rainmeter-2.3-r1471-RC1.exe
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

Seahorse » June 17th, 2012, 5:49 pm

Does the skin packager simply spit out a renamed zip file and generate the Rainstaller.cfg i.e. is this simply automation or are there differences?

A test build gives a file minus the Templates folder and Rainstaller.cfg when opened with Winzip.
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

poiru » June 17th, 2012, 6:18 pm

Seahorse wrote:Does the skin packager simply spit out a renamed zip file and generate the Rainstaller.cfg i.e. is this simply automation or are there differences?
There are many differences. The new .rmskin format does not use Rainstaller.cfg (it uses RMSKIN.ini) among other things (all of which are undocumented implementation details and subject to change). Other changes are listed in the first post.

FWIW, you cannot create new format .rmskin files using normal ZIP creation tools (like WinZip). Skin Packager must be used.
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

Seahorse » June 18th, 2012, 5:51 am

Hmm, test skin does not include RMSKIN.ini, just the skinfolder & contents.
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

poiru » June 18th, 2012, 6:02 am

Seahorse wrote:Hmm, test skin does not include RMSKIN.ini, just the skinfolder & contents.
Can you upload the .rmskin?
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

Seahorse » June 18th, 2012, 7:52 am

Will do tonight when I get home from work :o
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

Seahorse » June 18th, 2012, 4:05 pm

Hmm, it's there now, did not see it yesterday... :oops:
8Btest_1.9.rmskin
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Re: Skin Packager and new .rmskin format

jsmorley » June 18th, 2012, 4:47 pm

Seahorse wrote:Hmm, it's there now, did not see it yesterday... :oops:
8Btest_1.9.rmskin
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