Talk:Blue Theme

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Updating this page as I learn and discover a lot of what I wanted to cover is already well documented elsewhere. I'm attempting to document this section in a top down manner. i.e. Here are the menus, where is the information? As opposed to bottom up. i.e. I want to do function X, how do I get there? I think the HOWTO's cover the bottom up approach.

These are my confused thoughts as a brand new MythTV user, who is quite pleased with the system so far, and am working to "help" if I can.

Craigarno 06:58, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Dropped from 0.22!?!

I guess I'm the only one using this theme since its been dropped in 0.22. Unfortunately my wife is not so amenable to random changes, and now I'm in trouble because things don't look right! I'm not complaining that MythTV doesn't include this theme any more, but that it deleted it on an upgrade. That's not kosher. Ajshea 18:32, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

It would not have continued to work with 0.22, the xml/ui format changed. You can continue to use 0.21 indefinitely, no-one is forcing you to upgrade. --GBee 19:24, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. My distribution pushed the upgrade without asking (Mythdora). I was looking forward to it since I haven't been able to get Mythtranscode to work properly since 0.20 (it drops audio on DVDs when cutting commercials). Ajshea 01:29, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

MythTV doesn't delete anything. Talk to your packager, they're the ones who removed it. As to random changes, Myth's interface has been rewritten and old themes are no longer compatible with the new UI. If you want an old theme back, you will need to rewrite it for the new UI. MythUI Theme DevelopmentIamlindoro 19:19, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification; you're right I should complain to the distribution/package manager (Mythdora). I do understand the interface change. Since I appear to be the one itching I guess I'll have to scratch it and see if I can learn what it takes. If I ever get it working I'll post a note here. Is there a place to upload such things? Ajshea 01:29, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

I rather liked the blue theme, as well. I would like to contribute to converting it to the new UI. However, I don't know where to begin. If anyone is already doing this and wants some help, get in touch. Raker 23:39, 30 November 2009 (UTC)