[mythtv-users] Graphite and Arclight Themes

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Dec 4 20:34:27 UTC 2010

  On 12/04/2010 02:56 PM, Chris Pinkham wrote:
> * On Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 01:06:20PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> is better that the backend also hosts the themes and serves them like
>>> any other content to the frontend. I understand that this is probably
>>> a rather large change to the architecture/system.
>> Chris already wrote that code.  That's exactly how it works.
> This copy on the backend is stored inside the QNetworkDiskCache's cache
> on disk. This cache defaults to 50 MegaBytes max normally and isn't
> used for much right now, so it should hold a theme long enough for you
> to walk around to all your frontends and install the theme on each
> without having to fetch the theme package over the internet again
> since it will still be in the QNetworkDiskCache cache.
> I also have tested code to just store the theme on the backend once and
> have it used on-demand over the myth protocol so each frontend doesn't
> store a copy, but that code is much slower than having the theme
> locally accessible, so I threw that code and idea out. :)
>> designed to handle storing things***--there will probably be an option
>> eventually to allow you to delete unused themes using the UI.  Note,
> The Theme Choser screen already lets you delete themes that you downloaded,
> so if you decide you don't like the "John Doe's Cool Theme Of The Day
> #51" theme, then you can delete it to make way for tomorrow's #52.  This
> is done mainly to clean up the Theme Chooser screen itself than to save
> the few MegaBytes of storage that theme is taking up on disk.

Cool.  I hadn't found that part, yet.

Thanks for the details on how it's working.  Seems it's all good to go.


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