[mythtv] MythTV vs. Vista MCE: First Impressions (Looong!)
mythtv at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Jun 4 23:15:41 UTC 2007
Justin Hornsby wrote:
> From my own point of view, I've long felt the MythTV UI needed
> improvement. For starters I thought all the themes sucked, so I made
> my own. Recently I thought my first theme sucked, so I reworked it
> and am working my way through the rest.
Indeed and I really like your results!
> Even from my own humble standpoint there's been a constant cycle of
> improvement & the mythtv code base is no different.
> While I wouldn't go as far as saying mythtv is 'awesome' (a word I
> reserve for things which truly put me in awe - e.g. the miracle of
> life etc etc), it is absolutely amazing.
I kinda over use awesome... but I guess I rarely am actually in "awe"...
Think I watched too much Ninja Turtles as a kid ;)
> In my last posting I wasn't trying to imply "you pay nowt so expect
> nowt" - far from it - what I meant of course is that there are
> hundreds of products you can pay plenty money for & still end up
> nowhere near as good as MythTV :)
This is very, very true. It never ceases to amaze me what some
developers sell as completed products, especially as I tend to know
roughly what's out there in terms of O/S software.
> Just because the UI doesn't lamely spin around on the face of a cube,
> it doesn't mean that its UI lacks polish.
/justin points at Compiz et. al ;)
I am a big fan of compiz etc. I'll admit. And I admit that OpenGL
effects can go overboard but I have to admit that using compiz for a
while has made my desktop more productive and having nice reflections of
graphics and tactile movement/sliding of things adds a lot to a UI IMO.
Provided it's done tastefully.
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