[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r22134 by stuartm

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Thu Oct 1 18:43:12 UTC 2009

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 10/01/2009 03:53 AM, Simon Kenyon wrote:
>> Robert McNamara wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:42 AM, Simon Kenyon wrote: 
>>>> did you just remove size:small and size:big? 
>>> Yes, it was intentional.  They weren't used in any themes, and were
>>> deprecated artifacts of the old theming style, and they were difficult
>>> to predict in terms of placing and size.  The new <pixelsize> tag is
>>> far more easy for themers to work withand it's much easier to tell
>>> what size font will fit in what size textarea. 
>> maybe they are not used by the "core" themes - but there are others 
>> out there which do use them
>> furthermore, you can change the font in the UI
>> i would ask that you consider adding them back 
> Over the years with Myth, we've gotten a huge number of complaints/bug 
> reports from users that "Changing the font size has no effect."  The 
> reason it had no effect is because the user chose a theme that did not 
> provide different values for default/big/small font sizes (meaning 
> there was only a default size).  Also, to make it even more confusing, 
> some themes provided only default and small or default and big.  
> Therefore, unless we force all themes to contain default/small/big 
> font definitions,
> However, from a themer's perspective, properly supporting the 
> default/big/small font sizes means designing /and testing/ 3 screens 
> for every screen.  Though this may sound like "only tripling" a 
> themer's work on a single theme, it's actually /much/ more than triple 
> the work, as the themer has to reload the theme for each font size 
> change and then verify the font/text placement/boundaries.  Then, if 
> anything needs changed, it needs to be tested again in the other 
> sizes.  Also, because of these issues, the small/big font layout is 
> likely to get much less attention than the default font and is likely 
> to have many more issues.
> IMHO, this is a waste of time for the themer.  Designing a different 
> theme is a better approach--and likely to yield /significantly/ better 
> results overall, as the entire theme was designed specifically for the 
> text size used.
the point really was that this was an incompatible change during a code 
furthermore it was not announced as such

i can change my tiny little osd theme - so no big deal

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