[mythtv-users] New blue-abstract theme 1.8

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Thu Sep 20 04:59:52 UTC 2012

On 20/09/2012 10:49 AM, Chris Pinkham wrote:
> * On Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 07:26:54PM -0400, George Nassas wrote:
>> Two people here say the opposite. These sort of junky features really
>> need to be globally disableable through frontend settings IMHO.
> We want to get away from having a setting for every little feature like this.
> Some might like scrolling but not some other feature.
Why so, whats wrong with lots of configurable content.  IMO, the more 
configuration options the better.   Dont necessarily need a gui 
interface for every option, just some documentation on the wiki.
Look at Windows for instance, there are 1000's of configurable option 
via the registry.
> I think that my idea of a type of overlay theme would help solve this.
> Basically, you could create a 'blue-abstract-nassus' theme which would
> inherit from blue-abstract'.  The only requirement of this
> 'blue-abstract-nassus' theme would be that it required a themeinfo.xml
> saying which theme it inherited from.  From there, you could override
> any .xml file or image within your theme directory.  Long-term, you might
> even be able to override any particular element of the theme without
> having to copy over a full .xml file and edit it.
> People wanting to use your tweaks to blue-abstract could download your
> version via the Theme Chooser, and the main blue-abstract theme would
> be installed as well as a dependency.
> Now I just need to complete the other higher priority things on my TODO
> list so I can take another look at adding this ability.
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> Chris
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