- Now automatically moves some of the folders to stash if needed to prevent situations with insufficient disk space when installing some packages.
- UI fixes for smooth display on the iPhone OS 3.0 (category labels in Recent and Installed are back!).
- Category names in the Installed packages section are now localized.
- Report to Maintainer email now contains device type and firmware version for better problem diagnostics.
- Misc fixes.
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We proudly present a new version of Icy, 1.4. It was tested on 2.2.1 and 3.0b5 firmware versions, and everything seems to work great.
A first thing you will notice is the new icon. This is something we wanted to do all along since pre-1.0, but unfortunately Max was busy for a while, so we only got the icon a few days ago, but I think it was worth the wait. :)
Full change list is available on the Icy webpage, but overall, this release is aimed at providing customizability and fixes.
Customizing Icy for Your Skinning Needs
We have been contacted by many people to adjust the look of Icy so it fits their theme, instead of pure black and white look. The biggest challenge was to keep the speed (app launch time, overall GUI responsiveness) the same as before while giving the flexibility to the theme makers. I believe we have achieved that perfectly.
So, in order to change the Icy appearance, include the file named IcyThemeDefiniton.plist in the theme bundle. Icy will automatically see it and use the definitions from there.
The following keys are available for the IcyThemeDefinition.plist file:
- StatusBarStyle (string): can be either "black", "white" or "transparent". Defines the appearance of the status bar style in the application.
- NavigationBarTintColor (string): defines the global color for all navigation bars used in the application, unless a specific section overrides it (see below).
- TableBackgroundColor (string): defines the global table background color (or pattern), unless a specific section overrides it (see below as well).
- TableSeparatorColor (string): defines the global table separator color, unless a specific section overrides it.
- TableTextColor (string): defines the global table text color, unless a specific section overrides it.
- InstallBackgroundColor (string): defines the install/remove pane background color (or pattern).
- PackageInfoBackgroundColor (string): defines the package info background color (or pattern).
How to define a color: a color string may be either a triplet or quad of digits separated by comma, or an image file name. It's easier to give some examples:
- 0,0,0: black color — each digit is a floating point number from 0 to 1, inclusive. If fourth digit is given, it is an alpha value.
- 0.5,0,0: dark red (0.5 red, 0 everything else)
- DottyBackground.png: pattern loaded from the image DottyBackground.png in the theme bundle.
- (empty): clear (transparent) color.
As you can see, you can easily customize the appearance of Icy by defining the keys above. If any key is not found, a default value is used. Now to make things even more flexible, you can define the colors for each section of the application. If any section-specific key is found, it will override the global one for that particular section:
- NavigationBarTintColor_Packages, NavigationBarTintColor_Sources, NavigationBarTintColor_Search, NavigationBarTintColor_Installed
- TableBackgroundColor_Packages, TableBackgroundColor_Sources, TableBackgroundColor_Search, TableBackgroundColor_Installed
- TableSeparatorColor_Packages, TableSeparatorColor_Sources, TableSeparatorColor_Search, TableSeparatorColor_Installed
- TableTextColor_Packages, TableTextColor_Sources, TableTextColor_Search, TableTextColor_Installed
You can also specify custom category icons in your theme — simply include the files named CategoryCATEGORYNAME.png and if present, the specified category will use that image, for example, CategoryThemes.png.
If you need more flexibility, let us know. :)
- Package dependencies now can be viewed (as well as whether a particular dependency is installed or not).
- Sources refresh tab now shows a progress indicator when refresh is in progress.
- Ability to turn on and off automatic refresh of sources when on Wi-Fi.
- Much better Unicode handling of repositories; this should resolve most issues for non-English repos.
- Commercial (Cydia store) packages are given an additional warning in the description.
- Better handling of Conflicts field.
- Better handling of poorly made packages.
- Ability to hide categories you don't need.
- Category names are now localizable.
- Icy will now auto-refresh sources if it is on Wi-Fi and didn't refresh in past hour.
- Various GUI fixes in regard to Installed/Updates section.
- Fixed a script issue causing some package not to be installed.
- Add email maintainer button for the console error log sheet to quickly report on errors.
- Fixed sources refresh so stalled repositories won't affect others.
- Added Polish localization.
- Added Chinese localizations.
- Other fixes.
First things first. When we've started working on Icy two and a half weeks ago, we have never expected this kind of feedback -- and it was totally awesome!
Silly Icy wallpaper by Telman Akavov
- Recent Packages;
- Support for More Info / Screenshots links in packages;
- When there are package updates available, Updated tab will be shown by default in the Installed section;
- Supports Conflicts package specification;
- Added custom Cydia header to requests so Icy is indistinguishable from Cydia from the repository point of view now;
- Moved Install/Remove buttons to the toolbar;
- Shows console log for dpkg failures;
- Recursive dependencies supported much better now;
- Support for WinterBoard so Icy should be themeable now;
- Removed Essential tag in the Icy's own info (mistakingly copied from Cydia);
- Some cosmetic and minor fixes;
- Some code profiling to speed up the UI even more.