[mythtv] New UI lib

Colin Guthrie mythtv at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Jan 17 10:56:23 UTC 2008

Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> Hey, I'm going to be in Mountain View on Saturday to talk with Pluto +
> KDE devs about extending KDE's libplasma so it is usable as an OSD
> renderer and all around sexy UI library. Pluto is contemplating writing
> a multimedia authoring program akin to Adobe's flash multimedia
> authoring program to use with libplasma + a GPLed UI library built on
> top of it. The idea is to create something that mplayer, MythTV, freevo,
> etc. could use to take care of compositing and v-sync on various
> platforms.
> See: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/UI3
> (Basically a writeup of a discussion I had with Aaron Seigo of TrollTech
>  and Aaron Baalbergen of Pluto, transformed into business speak.)
> Anyway, if your in or near Mountain View and have done any graphics
> programming for MythTV or are a graphics designer, with flash authoring
> experience or MythTV theming experience, and would like to attend (or
> just want more info) please contact me.
> If you are near Mountain View and have no relevant experience, I'm keen
> on meeting any other MythTV developers in the flesh too. :)

With this post and various other murmurings on this ML, it seems that
the UI stuff is finally coming to the fore among the core devs. This is
really nice and encouraging to see, so please keep up the good work.

I think it would be nice to be able to use plasma-like stuff in Myth so
what is suggested seems like a really good approach!

I only skimmed the article (I'm falling behind on my "interesting things
to read" list!!), but one comment jumped out at me: "The UI player will
first be developed for X86". I'm not sure if I'm just being paranoid but
seeing as PS3s are gaining popularity, I can see a Mythfrontend on PS3
being a fairly popular thing. I guess it's a while away yet, but I would
hope that PPC support (not to mention x86_64) would follow hot on the
heals of x86 support :) (forgive me if I've read that out of context).

Enjoy Mountain View Daniel. Never been or anywhere near myself but it
should be fun!

Take care



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