[mythtv] MythUI settings conversions

Roger Siddons dizygotheca at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 15 01:52:20 UTC 2019

On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:20:11 -0700
John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:

> I appreciate the work that has been done to convert the old Setup UI
> code to use MythUI.  Along those same lines, I would like to request
> some "custom" MythUI setup windows also be converted to use the
> "settingssetup" window.
> The following windows have "custom" layouts which are not necessary,
> and could be easily handled by the "settingssetup" window:
> grabbersettings, generalsettings, playersettings, ratingsettings,
> importsettings, burningsettings, visualizationsettings,
> file_associations, playersettings, metadatasettings, global-setup
> There may be others, but those are the ones that I noticed.  Getting
> rid of those windows would make it easier on themers.
> John

How about getting rid of those pages altogether.
It's long been said that there are too many settings and they're
poorly organised.

I perceive settings as either;

- a few 'user settings', which a user may want to modify whilst using
  the frontend. These should be moved to menus/screens to be more

- mostly 'configuration settings', which the admin sets once and
  then rarely revisits. These should move to a service/browser-based
  solution, which would be easier to navigate and maintain. They would
  fit happily alongside the mythtv-setup replacement in a one-stop
  configuration page.

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