[mythtv] SoC 2006: Configuration Revamp Information
ijr at case.edu
Wed Jun 7 16:11:11 UTC 2006
On Wednesday 07 June 2006 11:41 am, Justin M. Hunt wrote:
> I was talking with Daniel (the project mentor, for those who dont know)
> and we will have an expert mode like about:config in firefox. Then basic
> and advanced modes, where advanced is accessed via a button (not on a
> menu), since this is more obvious. This will not have every setting, to
> keep it simple, the rarely used settings will be only accessible through
> the expert mode. There will also be a search available to find a paticular
> option. As well I will be making the whole thing loaded from an XML file,
> so changing the heirarchy is simple.
State changes for screens everywhere else in myth are done through popup
menus, there's absolutely no reason to break this by doing something
different here. Putting a "Press 'Menu' to see more options" message on
screen won't hurt anything, and makes it just as obvious as a button.
How are you going to put everything in an xml file, when quite a few of the
settings actually run code to get their possible values? That's a completely
unnecessary complication, IMO.
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