Hey people out there
Got a license finally and started to modify the Chromophore Skin for my needs. Which means I changed the width of some windows and the icons of some categories. That's all.
I actually am familiar with programming a little bit, doing some webdesign etc.
So I guess I do not make any mistakes in the way I delete important parts of the code. I simply changed the .png-files and the number of pixels. Should work so far, right?
This is how I do it (I use Win7 x64 btw.) and open the *.xml-data with PSPad Editor:
First I shut Rainlendar 2.7 x64 down. Then I change the ending from .r2skin into .rar, unpack it, make the changes and pack it back to a .rar-file, finally changing the ending back to .r2skin again.
The point is, when I made the changes and start Rainlendar I cannot choose the skin, it's simply not in the list. Anyway, it's in the folder.
I also tried to install the skin by double-clicking. Which makes this error message appear (actually in german, so I translated it):
"Could not install the skin.
The skin does not contain any "skin.xml" file. Are you shure it is the XML-type Rainlendar need/uses?"
Do you have any idea what's wrong?
A month ago or so I did some changes to, using Rainlendar 2.5 or so. I did the changes this way: I unpackes the skin and chose it for Rainlendar. Which means, I chose the unpacked data. Then, while Railendar was running I did my changes and to check if it looks good I always refreshed after changing a single parameter. It worked.
Few days later, everything was running fine so far, I decided making some more changes and when I opened the .xml files I was suprised they were all in their original code. All my changes have disappeared. The crazy thing was, that the skin had still all my changes. I can't explain it.
Is Rainlendar doing any backups and overwriting changes or so? Can you see any wrong steps? Do you have ever heard of the bugs before?
I would be very thankful for any help since I'm pretty curious making any changes, and maybe a complete skin on my own sometime.