[mythtv-users] Christmas theme 2019

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Sun Dec 2 10:03:06 UTC 2018

The 2019 version of the MythCenterXMAS-wide theme is now available in
the theme chooser as version 1.9 for 29.0 and 30.0-pre (master). This
version contains all new background images and despite global warming
it's still snowing :)

I noticed a bug in the theme updater in that it never removes old files
that are no longer in the theme. Depending on what version of the theme
you previously used this can cause some of the new background images to
not show, it picks the old background*.png files rather than the new
background*.jpg ones. Simple fix is to run in a terminal  :-

rm ~/.mythtv/themes/MythCenterXMAS-wide/backgrounds/*.png

That will remove the old png files that are no longer used. If you get
'No such file or directory' that's OK it just means there is no old pngs
to remove.

I'm toying with the idea of making a kids version of the theme that will
essentially be the same but will have different backgrounds with
pictures of Santa, reindeer, presents etc. I may throw in a few animated
gifs of santa, snow men etc. Anyone interested in something like this?


Paul H.

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