[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3243: Enhanced Conflict Display

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Tue Oct 30 14:40:22 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 30 October 2007 13:14:13 Paul Harrison wrote:
> > I'll second this. I'm working on a new theme right now and space is
> > pretty limited, especially if you respect the 5% overscan border. Not
> > only do you have to find room for this extra information, you have to do
> > it within the overall design/layout that you are working with. Using TV
> > readable font sizes most themes already struggle to keep text within
> > their areas.
> It doesn't require any additional screen area? It just adds a new text
> area over the top of the existing one to allow the conflicting message
> to be shown in a different colour. It is also optional if you don't want
> it in your theme just leave it out.

It's the extra information - the date, which requires more screen area. It 
might not seem a lot, but every single pixel counts. I'm not criticising, a 
week ago I probably would have committed the patch without a second thought. 
I've added plenty of new items to the UI myself in the past. It can be left 
as it is for now, I might revisit it when I work on the mythui port.

I started working on this theme on a whim and I'm learning just how difficult 
it can be to make everything fit. On some pages there is stuff which just 
isn't needed and which can be removed, or replaced with something better. I 
can't help wondering if it should be mandatory for developers to design a 
theme, it's a real eye opener.

I won't be using this new item, I was jumping the gun a little because I'd 
forgotten that I've already dropped the conflict textarea anyway.
Stuart Morgan

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