This is an old archived article. It is here for historical and nostalgic reasons only. The software described in this article (Miranda IM and its components) is no longer a project I'm working on. The article most likely will contain broken links, missing images as it was automatically converted from an old blog long gone.
The project is still an active Open Source project and should you be interested, more information about it is available here.
Clist_nicer skin editor outsourcing
Today, I made the decision to outsource the skin editor for clist_nicer+ and make it an extra plugin.
That means, the old Background+ page will soon vanish from clist_nicer+ and a new dialog will be added to the customize section when the skin editor plugin is loaded.
The reasons are quite simple: Since clist_nicer+ and tabSRMM share roughly the same skinning engine (+ skin file format), the skin editor can later be used for both plugins. Also, as an extra plugin it can save memory and other resources for people who don’t want to edit skins but only want to load existing ones.
It also means, that I’ll probably improve the skin editor with some features for editing image items and give it a better, more user-friendly user interface than it currently has (that Background+ page is really ugly and overloaded with UI elements now and badly needs some improvements…)