[mythtv-users] Updated mythbuntu theme version 28

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Sun Mar 30 05:09:27 UTC 2014

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On 27 March 2014 21:24, Jan Schneider <jan at horde.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > http://imgur.com/WLJUaQn
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Weird, the date here is showing as 27/5 that's it.. not a full date
>> >
>> >
>> > mythfrontend -> Setup -> Appearance -> (3rd page) Date Format
>> >
>> > That is one of the few settings the user is still allowed to make, that
>> > themers have to account for.  Believe it or not, but I actually wish the
>> > user had a little more control of the UI appearance, even though it
>> > would
>> > make theming that much harder.
>> >
>> > John
>> I'm not sure I agree with this. If I've got to account for that, it
>> means I have to account for the largest value (something like
>> "Wednesday, December 31st, 2288"). If I do that, there isn't much
>> space left on the screen for anything else (that would probably be a
>> larger field than title, which would be silly).
> One of the reasons I ended up writing Steppes, was because there was not a
> *single* theme which presented all the data I wanted to see, in the way I
> wanted to see it.  If everyone agreed that they liked a single presentation,
> then there would only be one theme, and we would not have the choices that
> we do ;-)
> I personally have my date format set to "DoW YYYY-MM-DD".  It does not
> really take up that much room, but it does take more room than mosts themes
> allow for.  In Steppes, the page heading (or page title) can overlap the
> date, but even with the longest date format and the longest page heading
> they do not -- if English is the language.  It might happen, though, with a
> language like Russian.   One of the biggest challenges was trying to use a
> large enough font that it could be read from across the room, but still have
> enough room to allow Greek translated labels to still fit in their "areas".

And that doesn't look like a huge waste of space if I'm using MM/DD?

> Stuart has been tinkering with creating a theme which uses icons wherever
> possible, to solve the problem with allowing enough area for 'labels'.
> Icons are universal, so you don't have to worry about how long the
> translation is going to be in another language.

I'm not sure this will help. I don't believe we have labels in any of
the areas were talking about.


Thomas Mashos

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