[mythtv-users] Merge of OSD and Main themes causes WAF to Plummet

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue Mar 1 18:49:56 UTC 2011

On 3/1/2011 12:01, Dan Armbrust wrote:
>> Yes the user should have to learn to edit a theme in order to make
>> that change.  This is a specific one of a kind modification that
>> anybody can do in the text editor of their choice.  "Learning" how to
>> do this is not a major inconvenience.
>> I say if font sizes were adjustable via the mythfrontend GUI it would
>> take the user longer to perform the modification.  GUI's with five+
>> layer deep sub-menus, slider bars, check boxes, ratio buttons, etc.
>> take a lot longer to adjust than a simple XML formated text file.
> In windows 7, you choose "Small, Medium or Large".  In myth, folks
> think that the "easy" way is to go manually edit XML.

There's nothing preventing a themer from releasing independent small, 
medium, and large themes, with elements resized and repositioned for 
larger text, as is likely how Windows handles things.  It all comes back 
to the fact that no one is being paid for this, so their efforts are 
only going to go to places that they will personally use.  They'll just 
pick the one size that works for them.

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