[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #8701: OSD timeouts need revisiting

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 05:44:19 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Mark Kendall <mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29 July 2010 10:31, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> #8701: OSD timeouts need revisiting
>>> Comment(by beirdo):
>>>  Talking with sphery on IRC, we came up with a proposal to make three
>>> types
>>>  of timeouts, short/medium/long with default timeouts of 3/5/10s.  These
>>>  could be made overridable by  either a base theme edit, or by UI-based
>>>  settings.  These three types should adequately cover the entirety of our
>>>  timeouts, while allowing for some things to last longer than others, etc.
> Just in case anyone is working on this, I have a patch ready to go
> that adds the required functionality in the OSD and uses the medium
> timeout (5s) everywhere to maintain the current behaviour (though not
> by default - if you get my meaning). This would then just need someone
> to decide which cases require a shorter/longer timeout and then
> implement whatever is decided for changing the defaults - ie. theme v
> setting.
> regards
> Mark

Thank you very much, Mark!  I just recently upgrade to trunk with your
OSD code, and it is slick.  Very well done.

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