[mythtv] "videos" widget buttontree 3 col text question (0.22)

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 11:32:32 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 1:42 AM, Lindsay Mathieson
<lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Oct 2009 05:51:08 pm Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
>> > -- but it's not the
>> > only one out there and for now we have to take into account all
>> > permutations, which means TV gets formatted that way in the
>> > buttontree.
>> >
>> I'm not sure I understand why - the Title & Season aren't from the
>>  directory  structure, they're from the videometa data. If they aren't
>>  available there then they won't be visible in the first 2 columns either.
> Or to perhaps phrase that more clearly - under what use case is having the
> "Title - Season" in the third column necessary or useful? It just seems
> redundant.

Not everyone is using a metadata browse mode, nor will everyone want
to-- they're brand new.  Consider the following possible structures:


While you and I might be more fastidious about the organization of our
material, or more willing to experiment with new features like
metadata browse mode, not everyone will be, and thus all the
information must be present in the buttonitem value for now.  You are
welcome to patch locally until the buttontrees are more themable, but
until they are, I must account for situations such as the above, or
I'll instead be contending with people who are asking me:

"In tree mode, examples of my items are '02 - Water' and fifty copies
of '01 - Pilot.'  How am I supposed to know what they are???"


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