yes, i am progressing slowly, since i have a wonderful one year baby that keep me busy. Actually the only skin i am working on is "miniplayer", quite complex, good to start.
Yesterday i associated actions to buttons, and can finally play/stop songs and playlists.
Below the UI i use the robust and consolidated XMMS2 engine. To load the maki skin script i ported to c++ a kindly donated code from Ralf Engels, this to load all variables/objects from the maki code.
Then i written my own interpreter for the maki script, and my own display engine.
Anyway. i have seen 1 or 2 other apps, that even if still in progress, should be able to load modern skins, one seems to be "lamip". But i couldn't have it working so i decided to develop my own app.
I keep you informed.