With each release of MythTV, MythTV adds more themes.
With MythTV 0.20.0, it appears that the themes will be about 17MB after compression. Therefore, I am thinking out separating out the themes and using the MiniMyth init scripts to download the Theme and OSD Theme configured in the minimyth.conf file at boot time. This way, only the themes that you are using will be downloaded. What do people think?
I like the idea of loading stuff off the LAN, so go for it, Pablo! As long as the theme preparation, resizing images etc remains cacheable
Having a choice of themes is important, or at least the ability for the end user to add their own themes.
By all means split up the themes package, but please make it possible to store themes remotely.
With regard to NTSC/PAL themes, shec0002 - MythTV themes are all based on a resolution of 800x600 for the 4:3 aspect themes and 1280x720 for the wide aspect themes - so there are no 'PAL' or 'NTSC' versions
There's a strong possibility my own themes (Project Grayhem) will be included in the themes package in time for 0.20, making the package bigger by another 16MB or so!
So Pablo - splitting up the themes & making them choosable by a line in the minimyth.conf file would be totally fine by me
The initial post mentions a script, but I'm not sure if the scripting will be preconfigured in the download or left to the user? As a total Linux (and MythTV) noob, I think it would be fine if i can just choose the theme(s) in my conf-file, but if I am required to do the scripting, i will be lost (at least for a while )!
Yes, your understanding is correct.ThomP wrote:In principle, I think separating the themes is a good idea - the less overhead loaded to RAM-disk the better (if I understand it correctly, that is what it's about?).
The scripts would be be part of MiniMyth's init scripts. The download and mounting of the themes would be automatic. All the user would need to do is set MM_THEME_NAME (for the MythTV theme) and MM_THEMEOSD_NAME (for the MythTV OSD theme) in minimyth.conf.The initial post mentions a script, but I'm not sure if the scripting will be preconfigured in the download or left to the user? As a total Linux (and MythTV) noob, I think it would be fine if i can just choose the theme(s) in my conf-file, but if I am required to do the scripting, i will be lost (at least for a while )!