[mythtv-users] Default Theme [was: Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 disasters - please help; (]
chmeredith at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 05:19:45 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Christopher Kerr
<mythtv at theseekerr.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 3:37 PM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 01/24/2010 11:16 PM, jedi wrote:
>>> If you go out of your way to change things, expect to get some flak.
>> How is calling a theme "hideous" either a) going out of your way, b)
>> attempting to change things, or c) in any way constructive?
>> Constructive criticisms are appreciated. Slander is not.
> Is it possible to enter into a discussion about changing the default
> theme in future releases?
> I understand the intention in choosing Terra was to show off the new
> features in MythUI, but the horizontal layout breaks user
> expectations, and in a few places (ie. the menu graphics, as
> previously discussed) the theme feels unpolished. Whilst the best
> course of action is obviously "fix it", initial impressions of MythTV
> 0.23+ (for both new and upgrading users) might be improved if the
> default theme was changed.
> My suggestion would be something based off the MythBuntu 9.10 theme,
> which is polished and retains the traditional layout. Personally I use
> a slightly modified version of blue-abstract, but I believe that's
> still unofficial and is a bit rough around the edges.
I couldn't disagree more. MythTV has, in the past, had a reputation
for being a bit spartan in terms of UI. IMHO, Terra is currently the
only theme that looks and feels "modern" instead of primarily
utilitarian. I'm also an XBMC user and the most popular themes for
that platform use the horizontal menu and are better for it. I think
Terra is a perfect default theme because it is simple, attractive, and
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