[mythtv] CVS Version & Settings Dialogs

Mark Musone mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 6 Dec 2002 16:28:01 -0500

In my settings module that I started, i basically have those catagories
and also the stubs for them..

I seperated them into:

Tuner Setup
Recording Setup
Playback Setup
EPG Setup
Theme Setup (ui...etc.)

i was looking at what you added and started (on paper, not in code)
started to seperate them into the catagories..

i'm thinking if we could ideally combine them, it'd be best
It's also why i did my theme settings off ogf the main frontend menu.

I saw you did it as part of the mythtv application. Some of the
settings are more "global"...6 of one, half dozen of the other..


On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 03:30:54PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 02:58:35PM -0500, Chris Liscio wrote:
> > Yeah.  I just noticed the stub-like nature of the general settings.  :)
> > 
> > I was thinking that the general settings should either have a wizard-like
> > operation mode, or a set of buttons on the top 10% of the screen that let
> > you select what the other 90% of the screen contains (xml tv setup,
> > directories, etc...).  That way, you use the remote to navigate around the
> > buttons (like you can in mythmusic), and then navigate down your list to
> > change the other settings.
> >
> > As it stands right now, the general settings are pretty jam-packed.  :)
> The idea behind that dialog was to decide on the appearance of each of the
> settings, and see them all in one place for testing.
> While a tabbed dialog (which is what I think you are describing) would be
> easy to do, I don't think that it is the most appropriate UI for use with a
> remote.  I would prefer to use categories and assign them to buttons in the
> XML menu, a bit like how it looks now.  The recording profile stuff is a
> wizard because it's a potentially large number of settings with a natural
> grouping, but that's open to change as well if there are better ideas.  It
> would be a matter of about 20 lines of code to make it a tabbed dialog
> instead of a wizard, for example.
> I see these basic categories:
> - Recording (profiles)
> - Playback (deinterlacing, over/underscan, forward/rewind amounts, etc.)
> - Hardware(?) (capture cards, audio devices, and associated settings like TV
>   format and frequency tables)
> - Listings (XMLTV)
> - Appearance (theme, etc.)
> The XMLTV stuff is tricky because while it is big enough to deserve its own
> top-level category, it is closely tied to the capture card setup to
> associate channel sources.
> It's also possible (and not difficult with the current infrastructure) to
> present the same settings in multiple UIs.  For example, initial setup of
> basic settings could be done through a wizard, and then modifications and
> the more esoteric settings would be done through the categorized UI.
> -- 
>  - mdz
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