QUOTE(Blackbolt @ May 2 2006, 02:40 PM)
Technically there was a feature freeze, the new ideas I talk about are new ideas of animating, navigation and visual aspects, not new ideas of adding extra stuff. The skinning engine isnt complete 2.0 yet so we are still working with the guys at XBMC to add some small new things and make it that much better.
I think he brings up a good point, though. What happens to projects like this is that they grow and grow until they contain all sorts of things that weren't in the original plan. That's called "scope creep." Then, when the deadline approaches (no, I'm not talking about April), the project is crunched and the work at the tail end is hasty. There does need to be a clear definition of what the objectives of this skin are, and what they are not.
That said, I also believe in listening to the voice of the customer in order to develop a great product. It's great that everyone has gotten involved with the development this early. You can fine-tune the skin to suit the needs of the users.
I think you all are doing a great job, and if you need anything from me just let me know.