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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Kaffeine DVB OSD Colors

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 12:01:45 -0600
>> I was looking at bug report 343 and
>> decided to test Kaffeine 3.5.13 to see whether I could
>> duplicate the DVB problem with Slackware 13.1.
>> Seems DVB works fine with 13.1. So I might recommend
>> closing the bug.
>> Yet one thing I notice with TDE is the DVB OSD is
>> different.
>> In KDE3 with Kaffeine 0.8.8, I have an OSD that is grayish
>> in color, with cyan text, and a magenta rule line. Easy on
>> my eyes.
>> In TDE I have an OSD that is flourescent green, with
>> reddish text and a yellow/gold rule line. I have been trying
>> to compare the sources, but I can't find anything that
>> explains the color changes.
>> I am running KDE3 and TDE on the same machine, same video
>> card, same Kaffeine config files, etc.
>> I find the flourescent green hard on my eyes and prefer the
>> old colors. Does anybody know when the color changes occured
>> and which sources need to be patched?
>> Or is this a bug?
>> As far as I know, Kaffeine 3.5.13 is fundamentally Kaffeine
>> 0.8.8. Other than the TQT layer, I don't see anything in the
>> patches lists identifying other changes.
> Anybody?
> Darrell

Does Slackware have distribution specific patches like Debian and others
do?  If so someone might have patched Kaffeine to resolve this problem on

You are correct about our Kaffeine being the last release (0.8.8) with TQt
porting.  The only thing I can think of is that possibly Kaffeine is
picking up something odd in your TDE color scheme; if this is not the case
then this is a bug and will need to be fixed.

Incidentally I have a physical TV here that displays similar
characteristics to your other OSD size bug.  It seems that some people
think it's a good idea to resize the OSD based on the incoming datastream;
I am NOT one of them. ;-)  The OSD is supposed to be a fixed-size status
bar, no different than the physical bank of lights and channel indicators
on old TV/VCR sets (except less convenient as it has to disappear).