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

rom1dep rom1dep at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 13:04:07 CEST 2010

2010/10/25 atilla ontas <tarakbumba at gmail.com>:
> 2010/10/25 Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>:
>> And if there's no active internet connection at installation time?
>> Ahmad Samir
> Well, they will use live environment in english after installation and
> install corresponding package like normal package installation. That's
> all. The situation in my proposal with no internet is same as the
> locales do not have supported in live cd releases. i.e. Azerbaijani.
> If someone needs full locale or packages support it already have to
> install from Free dvd release. Don't they?

Then, all of this must be explained to the user, plus the current
keyboard layout must be explicit and the user should easily be able to
switch from a layout to another (for example, when I read english, I
prefer having an english keyboard, even if physically it's an azerty
-french- one...)

> 2010/10/25 Thorsten van Lil <tvl83 at gmx.de>:
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: mageia-dev-bounces at mageia.org [mailto:mageia-dev-bounces at mageia.org] Im Auftrag von atilla ontas
>>> I propose to implement an Ubuntu like, install time or in live
>>> enviroment language packs installing. How this should work?
>>> What do you think?
>> As I installed Ubuntu last weekend myself, I want to mention my POV to that mechanism.
>> It's hard for those who doesn't want or can't connect to the internet during installation, but for those may the One be the wrong installation method.
>> The bigger problem in the current state of the ubuntu installation process is, that you have to enter the passphrase for a wireless connection with the wrong keyboard layout. After that you where prompted to enter a key for the gnome keyring and it wasn't clear at that time which keyboard layout is used. Also in the end of the installation where you have to enter a password for the user.
>> So, if Mageia wants to offer an similar method, we need to take care of that.
>> Regards,
>> Thorsten
> Wireless connections are mostly issues in free dvd releases too.
> People have to enable non-free repository and install wireless drivers
> on most cases. Also, misconfiguration of keyboard layout is a serious
> problem than having native language support, you must find right key
> kombination to setup and use root password. So, i can' t agree with
> this issue, it is not related just with my proposal but with entire
> system.
> I think my proposal have much more pros than cons.

IMHO we don't care about that anymore if we start thinking on a one
edition that is a live DVD instead of a live CD : who cares ? (while
there remains a mini/net install that requires less than 700MB of a CD
of course...)

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