FS#10797 - backdrops can make plugins unusable

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Johannes Schwarz (Ubuntuxer) - Friday, 20 November 2009, 14:56 GMT
Last edited by Teruaki Kawashima (teru) - Saturday, 09 October 2010, 11:46 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Plugins
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 3.4
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I give a example to make the problem clear. If you for example choose the theme AR-150 on fuze, the game boomshine is unplayable, because the theme has got a white backdrop, so you can't see the control.

In the plugins calculator and calendar the backdrop can't make the plugin unusable, but it often looks strange, if the backdrop is used to structure the main menu. (e.g. Azure Whisper)

What do you think about a inconspicuous background image for those plugins?
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Closed by  Teruaki Kawashima (teru)
Saturday, 09 October 2010, 11:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Maurus Cuelenaere (mcuelenaere) - Monday, 23 November 2009, 00:43 GMT
You should probably be asking this on the mailing list or IRC, as more people will respond there I think.
Comment by Boris Nazaroff (bor_ka) - Sunday, 13 December 2009, 10:31 GMT
While looking at the lrcplayer flyspary plugin, I've noticed in the code, that some plugins disable backdrop, some are not. So it is not 100% bug, but more of architecture decision, if the rockbox should disable backdrop before calling a plugin, or the plugin should do it by itself.