[mythtv-users] glass-wide, a widescreen GUI theme for MythTV released

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Mon Nov 12 10:43:44 UTC 2007

On 11/12/07, Justin Hornsby <justin at mythtvthemes.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi folks.  I was in two minds about announcing this, but what the heck...
> There's a new widescreen theme called glass-wide available from
> www.mythtvthemes.co.uk.  Screenshots are on the glass-wide page.
> It's more versatile than my previous efforts and is designed to be used
> with a variety of background images (though all screens have the same
> background by default) - the end user simply has the opportunity to
> change the supplied image and (within reason) it'll look fine.
> Watermarks (the 'icons' associated with every menu item) can be disabled
> easily - this will save a massive amount of memory.  Personally I don't
> see a real need for an icon representing what you see as text anyway,
> but there's no accounting for taste.
> I've tested it as much as I possibly could before release and found
> nothing that jumped out at me (missing files etc).  Some icons are
> missing in use with SVN trunk mythfrontend, and SVN trunk mytharchive
> segfaults.  The fix for the latter is easy - simply edit mythburn-ui.xml
> to find and remove the 'trunky' comments.
> There will be no 4:3 version of this theme, and commercial use is
> strictly forbidden under the terms of the licence I've chosen.  I make
> no apologies for that.
> Nothing short of a direct email to me containing screenshots (for visual
> problems) or a full description of the problem will get problems fixed.
> Please read the README file provided in the tarball.  If you don't have
> the Bitstream Vera Sans font installed, get it.  If you don't run X at
> 100DPI, don't come running to me about placement problems.
> All that said, I hope you enjoy using the theme & find it my best yet.

VERY nice.  I'll be installing this tomorrow.

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