Talk:Blue Abstract Theme

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Why isn't this checked into the myththemes tree in CVS at ?

It's the perfect place for people to test, install, upgrade, provide patches etc.

  • Agreed. It should be added there, since this theme is (IMHO) one of the best-looking themes available for MythTV right now. PerLundberg 19:13, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
No, it should not go there. The plan is to remove that entire folder, and leave only a single default theme installed in the core. All other themes will be managed through the theme downloader. While all themes currently have to be manually inserted by an admin, the intended design is to allow authors to login and upload themes to be auto-validated and shared. wagnerrp 00:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
The problem is that Download link is broken. As I can see it's on dynamic DNS host so it isn't something to rely on. It should be available on some more official and "commitable" location (github/themes?). 4ndY 09:01, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
No. The theme is available in the frontend through the theme chooser, which downloads from the official theme cache. All other access to the theme is the responsibility of the themer to maintain. wagnerrp 15:13, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Nice Theme

Thanks for the awesome theme :) - --Killerkiwi

All looks very nice with 0.23 only issue is the music screen has the play list at the top left

Watched Shows?

When you mark a show as watched, a small grey bar appears under the cover art. I'd expect to see a check mark or something instead.

  • This is intended so that the cover will not be overlapped by some check mark icon (Robert S 6:27, 25 June 2011 (UTC)).

Fix for missing genres in video detail window

This patch is for Blue Abstract theme version 1.5. MythTV does not have a Genre field, but it does have a Genres field. This is because most movies fit in to multiple genres. Because of this, the genre list would not fit in the current position. I have therefore moved the Genre list under Cast and moved all the other fields down and the Parental Level has been moved to the right.


To apply the patch run:-

patch /usr/share/mythtv/themes/blue-abstract-wide/video-ui.xml blue_abstract_theme_1.5_genres.patch

Danellisuk 21:09, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

  • This has been fixed and will be included in version 1.6. (Robert S 18:49, 08 Dec 2011 (UTC))

Patch to fix various text overflows on OSD

This patch is for Blue Abstract theme version 1.5. It fixes a few text overflow issues on the OSD:-

  • Enlarge and right align the channel number on the browse OSD to handle 3 digit channels as used on Freesat.
  • Expand the channel name slightly to fit longer channel names such as "Channel 4"
  • Expand the audio channels field to fit properly on the program_info window
  • Replace "1 Channel" with the word "Mono" and "2 Channels" with "Stereo"


To apply the patch run:-

patch /usr/share/mythtv/themes/blue-abstract-wide/osd.xml blue_abstract_theme_1.5_osd.patch

Danellisuk 21:58, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

  • This has been fixed and will be included in version 1.6. (Robert S 18:49, 08 Dec 2011 (UTC))

Patch to fix schedule editor problem when running git head

  • This patch adds the metadata edit button on the schedule editor buttonlist. Without this, recording schedules cannot be edited or added.
  • This patch also moves the SAVE/CANCEL buttons down to make room for the metadata edit option.
  • This patch also fixes a few scrollstyles where "top" is no longer supported (as per the mythuitheme.xsd).
  • This patch should probably not be applied unless you are running pre-25.


  • This has been fixed and will be included in version 1.6. (Robert S 18:49, 08 Dec 2011 (UTC))