Originally posted by Russ
Gen_ff was forked off the Wasabi tree a few months back. It's based on #499.
hmm, both good and bad..
good: Wasabi can be developed for Wasabi Player entirely and not just Winamp 5 (ie: more time for Wasabi Player related work)
bad: Wasabi/Wasabi Player will have a hard time following Gen_ff/Winamp 5 when it comes to skin compatibility.
For Wasabi Player to ever have a chance, it will have to fully support Winamp 5 skins, just like Winamp 5 need to be able to fully support Winamp3 skins..
Other than that, I've been looking forward to this day along time now.
on to other things....
About the fonts:
Wasabi Player now use Freetype fonts as default (can it even be changed to TrueType? I tried in configurification but it changes back again to Freetype) as do Winamp 5 for Modern skins.
This change has affected every single place there is a textline, for better or worse.
But it's no biggie, stuff (xml) will just have to be fix0red a little and problem gone...
Though with this move, it's important that both ttf and freetype text will look good (though freetype will probably be prioritized cos of portability)
default standardframe is now in Wasabi Player/themes/default (this is a good thing, since it was all spread out in the Wacs dir before)
however, will this mean there will be a way to switch the theme? would be cool, cos personally I like the 499 skin better than 499c.
New skin is largely built using xml-generated graphics (this is why it looks like it does) which is a lot faster to load than regular bitmaps.
I think this release marks the start of very good things to come..