[mythtv] Theme Discrepancies
skd5aner at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 15:13:58 UTC 2007
On 10/30/07, Matt <skd5aner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/14/07, Justin Hornsby <justin.hornsby at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Okay folks, just had a quick scan of this thread having just come back
> > from a well earned holiday.
> > I'm (kind of) the 'official' theme maintainer now. One of my
> > interests (not one I particularly enjoy sometimes) is keeping as many
> > of the themes as up to date as I possibly can.
> > Changes are sometimes made to the UI code which invariably break
> > themes or necessitate maintenance jobs. For the most part, they're
> > pretty minor and easy to keep tabs on - especially when the person who
> > creates the extra work provides example xml to use as a reference.
> > One of the background jobs I've given myself is to take on updating
> > all of the core themes & incorporate necessary changes to them in
> > order to maintain some kind of continuity across all of them. By
> > that, think watermark images (icons associated with menu buttons), xml
> > entries (text areas, windows etc). I made some notes before I went
> > away regarding missing watermarks and those gaps will be filled as
> > soon as suitable images can be found.
> > Obviously, I can't possibly be everywhere at once, so *please* if you
> > have issues with a particular theme, raise a ticket and where possible
> > send your own contribution.
> > With regard to people making changes to my own themes, I can't see my
> > fragile ego having much of an issue with additions to keep them
> > working with current code - I think I'd only get upset if somebody
> > wanted to make lots of changes en-masse (such as changing the overall
> > 'style'). Still, it's always nice to be consulted ;)
> > As for stuff that breaks themes - I've been looking forward to (or
> > should I say somewhat dreading) UI elements being ported to mythui -
> > there are some *serious* changes planned including (hooray!) splitting
> > up the awful ui.xml file into distinct areas. It'll cause me a lot of
> > work and probably some big headaches in the short term but I can see
> > the bigger picture.
> > Finally, for all those lovers of old themes like Visor - if you like
> > em that much why not try to contact their creator & persuade them to
> > bring their theme(s) up to date? Failing that, look into it yourself.
> > There haven't been *that* many container changes in the last couple
> > of years. The majority of them are pretty easy to spot (segfault!)
> > and those which aren't are hardly show-stoppers.
> > With regard to trying to keep backwards/forwards compatibility - it's
> > a no-go situation IMHO. Some things are possible with UI code looking
> > for containers & windows in a theme xml file & falling back to
> > defaults if they're not present, and I'm all for that. Other stuff
> > would be harder to implement and may even end up stifling theme
> > development.
> > Just my 2 pence worth...
> > Regards,
> > Justin
> > _______________________________________________
> > mythtv-dev mailing list
> > mythtv-dev at mythtv.org
> > http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-dev
> Justin, here's a couple changes that didn't get applied to all the
> themes in SVN. Just a heads up.
Forgot the URL :)
More information about the mythtv-dev