The iTunesque packages of Aquaffic and the “iTunes 8 mod” by Josh Janusch have been updated to work with iTunes 9.2.1 (at least, that’s the theory).
If you use Aquaffic or Josh’s mod, download the updates (and let me know if they work for you) on the iTunesque page.
As of yesterday (Thursday) evening, my MacBook runs Snow Leopard, the latest version of Mac OS X. I’m very pleased of the functionality changes, even though I was saddened to see that the user interface hasn’t changed one bit.
There had been rumours of the “Marble” interface, but nothing (I repeat: nothing) has changed visually as regards the general interface (bar a few luminosity adjustments and the changes required by the new functionality). Icons, scrollbars, list headers, the “traffic lights”, …, everything with which Mac OS X themes generally deal, it’s all unchanged.
Except that Apple decided to change a couple of things in the structure of its theme files, which means that a) we can’t simply copy our theme files from Leopard to Snow Leopard, and b) we haven’t a clue how to decode one of the core UI files, “SArtFile.bin”. Hopefully there will be a decoder soon.
In the meantime, I’ll be using my external drive every now and again to boot under Leopard, because the only theming tool we can use (Themepark 4) works only under Leopard.
If you are an iTunesque user, expect a bunch of new packs for Snow Leopard in the coming days/weeks.
Edit: many iTunesque packages are now available. See the iTunesque page for more details.
Another day, another update of Aquaffic. Seems it’s all I do these days. At least, it means that Apple is updating iTunes regularly!
Anyway, if you use Aquaffic and don’t want to see the iTunes traffic lights, head over to the iTunesque page, or grab the Aquaffic updater directly here.
In iTunes 8.1, Apple has taken another step towards using PNGs as its main source of image support, and this new format serves as an excuse for the fact that this update for Aquaffic comes a few days after iTunes 8.1 became available for download.
Here is a small updater for these resources, also available from the iTunesque page.
iTunes 8.0.2 came out, and as I guessed with 8.0.1, Apple is changing data within the iTunes resources at every update.
As such, if you apply one of the iTunesque variants with the “Aquaffic” traffic lights, stuff will go wrong.
Here is a small updater for these resources, and sorry for forgetting about it the other day when the update came out.
iTunes 8 came out a few days ago, and with it came some changes to the iTunes file used in a number of iTunesque variants to change the traffic lights. As such, an update was necessary.
This means the installers for all Aquaffic variants are bigger now (around 45 MBs compressed), but they’ll work whether you have iTunes 7 or iTunes 8.
Finally. It took me some time, because my law internship kind of broke the pace of things (wink wink nudge nudge), but I have finally completed reworking the glyph designs made by Dustin Schau for Mail.app and Preview.app in order to replace the “Aqua” ones that have existed for the past X years, and have compiled the whole thing into one package with automated installer & uninstaller and with manual installation instructions.
So, what exactly do these glyphs look like?
Continue reading iTunesque update: glyphs for Mail & Preview
The all-new iTunesque page has just gone live!
I won’t describe all that is inside, but if you feel something is slightly wrong with one or two aspects of Mac OS X Leopard’s User Interface, I suggest you take a look.