[mythtv] Re Question re Themes
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Mar 12 20:33:49 UTC 2010
On 03/12/2010 02:36 PM, Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 11:31 AM, R. G. Newbury<newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
>> I've been playing with the MythCenter-wide theme which I use.
>> Two questions:
>> 1) Is a particular theme self-contained within its sub-directory? (Can I
>> delete the folders I do not use?) Or does MythCenter-wide depend in any way
>> upon default-wide?
> Yes, themes are self contained *when complete*, but any theme which
> lacks a screen, widget, etc. will fall back to default and
> default-wide to find it. You should not/must not delete those two.
> The others are fair game. (You should also not delete the default
> OSDs and menu themes, for my money, as you are opening up to potential
> breakage when something falls back in a way you don't expect it to and
> things break, and it could lead to false/misleading bug reports)
> Because neither mythcenter is a full theme, they both require default
> and default-wide.
>> 2) What, if anything, is the parent-child relationship of the various xml
>> files in a theme folder. It appears that some settings given in base.xml are
>> picked up and used in, ie schedule-ui.xml, but this is unclear.
> See http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythUI_Theme_Development for further
> info. base.xml can be thought of as a "include" file that is parsed
> at startup and from which widgets and base windows such as the
> confirmation dialog, etc. can be inherited/defined.
Thanks Robert, especially for the link.
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