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

gibble gibble at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 15:36:51 UTC 2007

Very nice!  I'm installing this when I get home!

Justin Hornsby-3 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.
> Justin
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