[mythtv-users] MythMusic Bounty Ideas

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 19:39:50 UTC 2006

On 9/7/06, Stephen Boddy <stephen.boddy at btinternet.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 07 September 2006 14:45, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 9/7/06, Stephen Boddy <stephen.boddy at btinternet.com> wrote:
> > > Ideally this would be done face-to-face with a reasonable group of music
> > > lovers, but that's obviously tricky due to dispersed nature of the users.
> > > So you might have to settle for a cobbled together conference (skype?),
> > > and I think inkscape has some kind of Jabber collaboration, so you could
> > > use that as a whiteboard.
> >
> > I don't think it needs to necessarily go this far.  This list works
> > well for discussions, and allows for people on different schedules to
> > collaborate. I also don't expect the final Bounty to come together
> > overnight. If it takes 2 or 3 weeks to come together thats fine.
> The list works a little too well for discussions ;-) It goes to everyone, and
> everyone throws in their 2c worth, and then next thing you're off on tangents
> about all kinds of miscellanea not related to the task in hand.
> Second, the list isn't great for visualisation. As you're not sold on the idea
> of an interactive process, then perhaps set up a page on the wiki. You can
> get visuals on there for debate, and there's the option for the people who
> care most to discuss and contribute. And I know this sounds somewhat
> counterproductive, but this will also reduce the level of throwaway e-mails
> and noise.
> Finally, due to bad mailers, newbies and so on, the list can get disjointed
> and cluttered at the same time, making it hard too get a handle on the "whole
> enchilada."
> Often in the early stages the smaller the group, the more cohesive and
> successful the end result. Design by committee is frequently a disaster.
> > I think the trickiest part is how will the new UI work. Though I think
> > this may be eased by having MythMusic contain UI modules that the
> > theme designer can then organize and relate in the manner they like
> > the best. For instance, allow for "pages" that can allow the theme
> > designer to create a tabbed structure, and modules that can be placed
> > on the page, like a "Source" module, "Tree" modules, etc. Each with a
> > set of controls, items that can be displayed, etc. Allowing the theme
> > designer to mix, match and organize as they like.
> Sounds good in theory. Can you draw me an ASCII diagram in your next
> e-mail... ;-) Only kidding. See comment above re using wiki for
> design/discussion/mockups and the like.

Yes, at the point it gets there I'd rather setup a Wiki page and take
advantage of the ability to put up mock up images, etc. As well the
Talk page can be used.

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