[mythtv-theming] A new theme on the way...

Roy Lofthouse lofty69 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 14:25:39 UTC 2009

2009/9/10 Christopher Meredith <chmeredith at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Robert McNamara
> <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Thought I would share with you all that I am working on a new theme
>> that I hope to have done for .23.  I know a lot of you have been happy
>> with Graphite so far, but I have a lot of things about it I am unhappy
>> with, so I started to work on something new.  A couple of caveats
>> before going further.  1) The theme is going to be released under a
>> fairly restrictive license that disallows copying or derivative works,
>> so I'm not anticipating this ever being distributed with Myth.  2) I'm
>> using proprietary fonts that I cannot/will not distribute.  I will
>> provide links for where you can purchase the fonts (about $15) but
>> will leave it up to the user to procure them.  The theme will not work
>> properly without them.  I am paying very careful attention to text
>> spacing this time, and switching fonts will break that.
> I don't mind being the voice of dissent here. I might be able to
> stomach a non-GPL license, but there's no way in hell I'm paying money
> for a font when there must be at least half a million free fonts all
> over the internet. If the restrictive license doesn't allow
> modification (to find a suitable font replacement), then I'll just
> have to look forward to public release of 0.22 when the "masses" get
> their hands on MythUI. The incredible skinning work done by folks for
> projects such as XBMC prove that it's just a mater of time before
> people step up and provide something open to the community.
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have to agree with Chris.. nothing against Robert as he's well in his
right to do whatever he wants with his themes but I'll be waiting for
a normal theme, or who knows, I may finally finish one of my own.

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