[mythtv] SoC 2006: Configuration Revamp Information

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Wed Jun 7 16:35:25 UTC 2006


On Wednesday 07 June 2006 12:30 pm, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 6/7/06, Isaac Richards <ijr at case.edu> wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Isaac, I think the concern is that if the pop-up will only have one
> option it may be "overkill" where one simple button could do the same
> thing, with the "press menu" message just saying it will switch
> between modes. Now if more options for the pop-up become necesary,
> then it would definitely make sense.

Well, if you want 3 levels of configs, that's 2 buttons on a popup menu.  Add 
another for search mode.  One for 'restore to defaults', etc.

Isaac


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