[Mageia-dev] Suggestion-Locales management for One (or Live) Cd releases

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 11:29:32 CEST 2010

On 25 October 2010 11:16, atilla ontas <tarakbumba at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if this proposal is even mentioned before. It's hard to
> catch in all these posts. I think the main probem with Mandriva One
> releases was lack of space. It will still a problem for Mageia Live CD
> releases. Also, it is very cofusing for Mandriva/Mageia newbies to
> determine which iso image contains their native language support and
> i'm sure it brings more effort to maintain so many one cd isos and
> waste of server/mirror space.
> I propose to implement an Ubuntu like, install time or in live
> enviroment language packs installing. How this should work?
> It is obvious which packages included in Live cd. When creating an iso
> (draklive?) livecd creation tool strips all locale files except
> english ones and create seperate packages per locale. These packages,
> ie. mageia-one-kde4-locale-tr includes all locale files corresponding
> with included apps/packages in mageia-one-kde4.iso.
> When user boots with live cd (mageia-one?) a dialog appears and asks
> which locale he/she would use with live environment. Then if it
> detects internet connection, downloads this mageia-one specific
> package (mageia-one-kde4-locale-tr.rpm for Turkish locale in
> mageia-one-kde4) and adds tr locale /etc/rpm/macros file.

And if there's no active internet connection at installation time?

> So, there will be only one live cd image on mirrors per DE, there will
> be room for apps in live cd iso, people will not confused for
> localized isos.
> What do you think?

Ahmad Samir

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