[mythtv] New theme format

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Thu Oct 9 00:12:45 UTC 2008

Stuart Morgan wrote:
> Tomorrow I'll commit the changes to the menu which will invalidate the old 
> theme format. This means third party themes will no longer work.
> The themes which have been converted are: Blue, G.A.N.T, MythCenter, 
> MythCenter-wide, Retro, Minimalist-wide, Iulius and Titivillus
> Justin Hornsby's themes in SVN haven't been converted, but I believe he 
> intends to convert some if not all. Patches to convert these themes will be 
> welcome.
> I'll release a new, compatible version of Metallurgy just before the commit 
> tomorrow.
> N.B. These are just the start of ongoing breakages of old themes. We'll try to 
> convert over popular core themes, but without help it may not be possible to 
> keep up. Simultaneously converting nine themes (inc default) in addition to 
> changing the code is too much for one person.
Using both blue and minimalist-wide, I don't have the option to actually 
change the theme in use. There is no drop-down where it used to be on 
the Appearance screen. I hacked it by linking Minimalist-wide to metallurgy.

Is the lack of ability to change the theme a known problem?


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