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

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Tue May 11 01:07:36 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Kenni Lund <kenni at kelu.dk> wrote:
> 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:

For better or for worse, if we're going to put more flexibility in the
hands of the themers, that means letting them decide how they like
things, and what one might consider a usability bug the author might
consider his mona lisa.  :)

That said, I've made the author aware of your concern and I'll let him
respond in the thread or with patches or with silence as he likes. :)


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