[mythtv-users] New Arclight theme [+metallurgy TV OSD mod]

Christopher Meredith chmeredith at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 15:30:59 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 4:29 PM, David Kubicek <foceni at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have to say, a job well done with the new Arclight there! Personally,
> this is the best new global theme yet, kudos to the author. :)
> Screenshot:
> http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3375/myth.png
> Just a couple of suggestions or wishes:
> 1) If you look at the screenshot, you'll see the LiveTV guide is not using
> all the screen-area it could. Would it be possible to move channel names
> completely to the left and have larger screen portion for the guide itself
> and fit in more time ahead?
> 2) Then LiveTV preview in the corner - it's not scaled down. The picture is
> actually full-screen size and I can see just the view-size corner part of
> it. Other LiveTV guides scale the LiveTV down.
> BTW, I'm using VDPAU and today's SVN checkout. Because of VDPAU, the LiveTV
> preview is "blacked out" in the screenshot.
> On a different topic - I have to mod UI region definitions in every theme
> I've used so far, because none of them use the "allocated" screen regions to
> their full extent. I need to fit in longer channel names etc. so I size UI
> regions more tightly and expand them where possible. Without this, all OSD
> messages are cut off most of the time (even with the default font @ small
> settings).
> I'm attaching a mod for my current TV OSD theme, "metallurgy". Perhaps the
> author could commit it after a review? It's just a few minor modifications,
> a bit more economical. Some UI regions are enlarged to contain longer
> strings. Each region has at least a 5 "px" margin (instead of say 50) so no
> wasted space, but no ugly overlaps or touching regions either. Apart from
> that, program_info and browse_info have channel name & number added on the
> side and both look alike, so LiveTV channel info looks consistently with the
> browse mode. I defined a "verysmall" font, which may not be acceptable, but
> it can be safely removed and substituted by "smallgrey".
> Thanks again and see you around,
> Is this theme available yet? I've seen several people commenting on it and
I thought it was still forthcoming.
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