[mythtv-users] Myxer theme available
fpikus at gmail.com
Tue May 31 17:52:19 UTC 2005
On 5/31/05, Dave Hofstra <dhofstra at gmail.com> wrote:
> So we are clear, the original poster only did not know about the option for
> Menu Theme in Appearances --> Setup. There are two choices in that menu,
> "Default" and "Classic". The original poster really only wanted to know how
> to set it to "Classic" from within Mythtv. Editing the xml files is
> certainly dangerous, and probably best done within a spare copy of the
> theme's original folder.
Oh, I would love to be able to edit XML files as well, I actually
started down that path (I generated patch files so I could reapply
changes after an upgrade) but I see that there are better ways now,
two were mentioned: a local copy in ~/.mythtv overrides the default,
and a subdirectory under /usr/share/mythtv/themes.
Could someone explain what the rules for these overrides are:
1) If I put a file in ~/.mythtv. what exactly is overriden? A file
with the same name under /usr/share/mythtv (which is where most menu
XML files live)? There are XML files in subdirectories of
/usr/share/mythtv as well, including themes. How do I override those,
by replicating subdirectory structure?
2) If I create subdirectory /usr/share/mythtv/themes/MyMenus, how does
Myth distinguish between themes and menu themes? I don't recall seeing
"Myxer" as a menu theme, may be I just haven't scrolled far enough
though. And, same question as above, if I have Myxer theme and MyMenus
menu theme, how does MyMenus override XML files which are not in
/usr/share/mythtv but in its subdirectories?
> Dave Hofstra
> On 5/31/05, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Tue 31 May 2005 16:44, Donavan Stanley wrote:
> > > On 5/31/05, Jon Johnson < lists at bigjjs.com> wrote:
> > > > You will have to edit the mainmenu.xml file in /usr/share/mythtv
> > > >
> > > > You can edit other menus by browsing through the other XML files in
> > > > folder. Remember to save a backup of any menus you edit as they will
> > > > overwritten when upgrading.
> > >
> > > Which is why you should never do what you're suggesting
> > Never?? Oh dear ...
> > > > You can also copy mainmenu.xml to your ~/.mythtv dir and edit it
> > > > Any changes you make will be applied and it will keep you from messing
> > > > anything.
> > >
> > > Or you could do things the "right way" and simply copy the menu files
> > > to a directory under the themes directory such as "MyMenus", make any
> > > changes you want to make, then go into the appearances settings and
> > > select "MyMenus" as your menu theme.
> > Your "right way" isn't documented. If the "right way" isn't detailed in
> > documentation then you cannot blame people for finding their "own way".
> > --
> > Stuart Morgan
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