[mythtv-users] New blue-abstract theme 1.8

Scott harris scott.harris0509 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 02:09:02 UTC 2012

>>>>> Am 15.09.2012 02:43, schrieb Scott & Nicole Harris:
>>>>>>> Hi everybody, I just wanted to announce on the mailing list that 
>>>>>>> a new version
>>>>>> of the blue-abstract theme is out.
>>>>>>> It has undergone a major rewrite. There were tons of changes,
>>>>>> which can be seen in the changelog or on github.
>>>> Robert, I downloaded version 1.8 a few days ago, and I'm very 
>>>> impressed with how polished it is. Thanks.
>>> A few more issues I noticed while using the new version for a few days:
>>> - The OSD element in top left corner is not taking GUI offsets into
>>> account. I use different resolutions for video vs. GUI and while
>>> watching recordings, the top left corner of the screen is outside the
>>> viewport, so that this OSD element is only partially visible.
>>> - I wonder why there are distinct background images missing for some
>>> major menu points like Media Library.
>>> - The upcoming recording entries aren't colored, which makes it hard
>>> to determine the different state of the different recordings from each
>>> other.
>>> - The auto-scrolling of some text areas is far to fast, e.g. for the
>>> episode descriptions. I'd rather have them not scrolling at all, so I
>>> can always read the beginning of the description and hit INFO for the
>>> complete text.
>> Regarding the missing background images: I use my own (imho better 
>> structured) menu (which you can activate in the appearance settings, 
>> it called blue-abstract-menu). There I don't use the media gallery. 
>> I'll add the background to it in the next version.
>> I'll add some color to the upcoming recording text.
>> Unfortunately there is no option to change the scrolling speed. I'll 
>> think about disabling it. You can still disable the scrolling yourself 
>> in the xml file.
>Dont disable it, its one of the best features of this theme.  IMO.


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