StepMania has been stagnating. The code base is unwieldy and theming has become so complicated that it's turned off many potential themers.
My ideas for getting back on track:
- Fork StepMania from the build used in ITG PC/Mac (mid 2006). This is probably the best-tested build in StepMania's history.
- Port the 3.9a theme (SMMAX re-skinned with some SM 4.0 graphics) to this build. We'll use the same base that many 3.9 themes use so that they're easier to port to this new build.
- Remove esoteric features and theme elements. This will reduce bloat and make things more themer-friendly.
- Add support to StepMania Share for uploading NoteSkins and Themes. This will require changes to the theme and NoteSkin directory structure so that different users' uploads don't collide.
Quick stab at a build - Windows StepMania CVS 2010-07-19