06/01/2011, 02:22 AM
So, here's some updated news on Clock themes.
First off, I've released an update to the WebOS Clock Theme Builder.
v1.1 - June 1, 2011
- Now has webOS 1.4.5 support
- Added control file import mode for experienced users
Every theme developer should update immediately. Themes created with the 1.0 theme builder will NOT work on webOS 1.4.5 devices.
All of the previous 21 themes on the feed have been disassembled, modified, and reassembled by me, and will now work on webOS 1.4.5 (with the exception of themes based off the Classic theme, which naturally are 2.x-only). All new theme submissions received upto today have also been modified and have been added to the feed.
IMPORTANT: WebOS 1.4.5 users must uninstall the Analog Black Clock patch if you have it installed. Uninstall it before installing themes or you'll encounter issues. To make up for the lack of a patch, I've created a special "Palm Analog Black" theme package that adds the theme using the clock theme framework I've made. In addition, webOS 1.4.5 users must have SysToolsMgr 1.0.2 installed for themes to install properly.
There are a few more caveats for webOS 1.4.5 users. Theme icons in the theme-chooser screen don't show up. As well, the label in the preferences screen, once you've selected a theme, will display the theme code name rather than the normal name you'd expect. Small annoyances, but nothing too big given how much additional work went into backporting for 1.4.5 support.
In addition, I've released another self-removing utility package to the feed: Clock Theme Recovery. It is similar to the Emergency Patch Recovery package and will remove all clock themes and restore things to a proper clean working state.
Lastly, I have to commend the theme developers; the themes on the feed so far are absolutely amazing and really look great for exhibition mode.