[mythtv-users] Questions about themes

Donavan Stanley geckofiend at gmail.com
Thu May 26 19:16:16 UTC 2005

On 5/26/05, IvanK. <chepati at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a few questions about themes:
> 1) Do you have to be a programmer to create a new theme?

Nope, though you will need to edit XML.  A paint program and a text
editor are the basic tools.

> 2) Can we have animations in themes?  For example selecting an entry in a menu
> will trigger some visual effect (like a simple animation), etc.

No.  (not yet anyway)

> 3) are osd themes more difficult to create than the other other themes.  Not
> sure if "osd theme" is the right term -- it's the stuff you get when you
> press info while watching something. Is it possible to have visual effects in
> these too?

OSD theme is the correct term, and they're far and away easier to
create than a normal myth theme.  You could do a perfect OSD theme in
an afternoon, a good full myth them takes days/weeks to create.

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