[jitsi-users] Jitsi hardly needs a custom skins feature


#1

Hello!

We are currently trying to shift to Jitsi as a SIP/XMPP client instead of Skype. But the users complain about GUI. Lack of skin customization is a problem with Jitsi. Smileys can be changed but only manual (breaking in the JAR package) - no management for smiley and/or skin packs.

What I would like to see is making a resource archive for smileys like ICQ clients have - QIP, Miranda and so on. And/or an archive with skin resources pretty much like Winamp. The current GUI is unpleasant for some users.

Regards,
Alexander


#2

Hey Alexander,

Any GUI is always unpleasant to some users. We are all luckily different
and have different tastes.

Regarding the smiley packs, this is not currently something that we would
be able to dedicate resources to. We have enough work stabilizing calls,
conferences and videobridge sessions.

That said, we are currently considering a major rewrite of the GUI, based
on HTML5 and JavaScript so this may become more feasible at that point.

Feel free to open a ticket.

Emil

--sent from my mobile

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On Jul 24, 2013 4:30 AM, <antinomy@pisem.net> wrote:

Hello!

We are currently trying to shift to Jitsi as a SIP/XMPP client instead of
Skype. But the users complain about GUI. Lack of skin customization is a
problem with Jitsi. Smileys can be changed but only manual (breaking in the
JAR package) - no management for smiley and/or skin packs.

What I would like to see is making a resource archive for smileys like ICQ
clients have - QIP, Miranda and so on. And/or an archive with skin
resources pretty much like Winamp. The current GUI is unpleasant for some
users.

Regards,
Alexander

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#3

That sounds good Alexander. Will you have it ready by next Thursday?

Thanks

antinomy AT pisem DOT net wrote:

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Hello!

We are currently trying to shift to Jitsi as a SIP/XMPP client instead of Skype. But the users complain about GUI. Lack of skin customization is a problem with Jitsi. Smileys can be changed but only manual (breaking in the JAR package) - no management for smiley and/or skin packs.

What I would like to see is making a resource archive for smileys like ICQ clients have - QIP, Miranda and so on. And/or an archive with skin resources pretty much like Winamp. The current GUI is unpleasant for some users.

Regards,
Alexander


#4

It might be helpful to mention where the Jitsi skin format is documented
(maybe even with an example skin or two), or describe how one could start
developing skins for Jitsi.


#5

The current skinning possibility is not maintained so there's really no
point in working on any documentation.

A new one may be available in the future.

--sent from my mobile

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On Jul 24, 2013 7:44 AM, "Steve Havelka" <smh377@gmail.com> wrote:

It might be helpful to mention where the Jitsi skin format is documented
(maybe even with an example skin or two), or describe how one could start
developing skins for Jitsi.

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#6

based on HTML5 and JavaScript

BUT WHY


#7

based on HTML5 and JavaScript

BUT WHY

Because Swing is extremely difficult to maintain and lacks flexibility.

Ingo


#8

Hi,
Want to ask a quick question here; I had seen somewhere that Jitsi was interested in moving to JavaFX.
I've been studying that a little *cough* for this reason *cough*, is JavaFX still in mind?

Thanks,
Nick

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From: ingo@jitsi.org
To: users@jitsi.org
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:34:59 +0200
Subject: Re: [jitsi-users] Jitsi hardly needs a custom skins feature

>> based on HTML5 and JavaScript
> BUT WHY

Because Swing is extremely difficult to maintain and lacks flexibility.

Ingo

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