[mythtv-users] Ticket #8441: MythBuntu theme update issue when deleting recordings

Kenni Lund kenni at kelu.dk
Tue May 11 00:42:08 UTC 2010

2010/5/11 MythTV <mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org>:
> #8441: MythBuntu theme update issue when deleting recordings
> ----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------
>  Reporter:  Kenni Lund <kenni@…>        |        Owner:  ijr
>     Type:  defect                      |       Status:  closed
>  Priority:  minor                       |    Milestone:  unknown
> Component:  Themes                      |      Version:  0.23-fixes
>  Severity:  medium                      |   Resolution:  invalid
>  Mlocked:  0                           |
> ----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------
> Changes (by robertm):
>  * status:  infoneeded_new => closed
>  * resolution:  => invalid
> Comment:
>  It was pointed out to me that you are asking about the wrap behavior--
>  this is as the themer intended it-- he wants the list to wrap when full.
>  As such, there is no bug to speak of here-- if this is unclear or we can
>  answer questions about it, please follow up on the users list.  You may
>  also be interested in reading up on "wrapstyle" here:
>  http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythUI_Theme_Development#The_buttonlist_widget

Then lets call it an usability bug :) ...but comparing this behaviour
to the other themes, makes me convinced that this is a theme bug. The
bug in the Mythbuntu theme (and actually also the Childish theme) is
that it shows an item which doesn't exist. If you look at the second
screenshot (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxmPCS9) you, as a
user, get the impression that you can click the down button once and
select the next item. But this is not the case. If you click the down
button, all of your recordings on the screen will get updated, the
selection will move to the top and you will have no idea of what just
happened. I see two solutions to this problem:

1. Implement the behaviour like how it is shown graphically. Eg. make
it possible to move the selection down to the next item and make it an
"infinite" list - This is exactly the behaviour as the Terra theme has
implemented, just horizontally instead of vertically.

2. Keep the current "move-selection-to-top" behaviour, but DON'T show
the newest recording as the last recording. Either (A) show an empty
line (Like in Metallurgy, Graphite and MythCenter) or (B) move all
items down so the oldest recording is now the last item (Like in

In other words, as I see it, MythBuntu and Childish has implemented
the wraplist functionality halfway in between two fully valid methods,
ending up with something that is very confusing for the user.

Best Regards

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