Er is ook nog wat info over de nieuwe features van WinAmp 3:
De broncode van WinAmp 3.0 is compleet 'from scratch' herschreven. De nieuwe GUI is bijna hetzelfde als bij de eerdere screenshots, alleen wat meer in de stijl van de klassieke standaard WinAmp skin. Er is een nieuwe X-knop waarmee je de crossfade kan bedienen. Ook is er nog een andere nieuwe knop waarvan de functie nog niet bekend is. Verder zijn de skinfunctionaliteit en de playlist verbeterd. Het is natuurlijk nog maar de vraag of het definitieve WinAmp 3 er precies zo uitziet. De public beta wordt binnen twee maanden verwacht.
In late August, a few unconfirmed Winamp 3 screenshots surfaced on the popular software site BetaNews. While many were let down by the lack of originality in the new interface, others adamantly denied that the images were in fact the real thing.
With the help of Winamp developers, we've uncovered some new information about the mysterious v3.0, as well as obtained a few exclusive images. Please note that Winamp 3 is still in a very early alpha stage - it has not yet reached beta testing. All information displayed here may or may not be in the final release.
[...] As you can see, the new GUI is very similar to the one posted earlier on BetaNews. Instead of a purple/blue glaze, the windows have taken on more of a black and grey metallic color. Winamp's updated look extendes throughout the program, providing a fresh look to the equalizer, visualization, and windowshade modes. This color scheme is a more logical choice than before, as it retains the look and feel that Winamp has built much of its success on. Nullsoft has left the default Winamp skin the same rectangular shape as before, as they've won millions of users on the design's simplicity.
[...] New skinning capabilities are also available for 3.0. The good news is that completely free-form and transparent skinning support is just the beginning! Virtually anything will be customizable for skinners "so they can really express themselves." Seperate tool kits for just these kinds of developers are being prepped for release in 3.0. If this version is to serve one purpose, it is to be for the community - namely, the skinning community.
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