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

Thorsten van Lil tvl83 at gmx.de
Mon Oct 25 13:12:27 CEST 2010

>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
>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

It's not about missconfiguration in general. It's about configuring the keyboard layout before entering any passphares, names or whatever and not the other way around. But this could lead to other problems. Just an example:

First boot the Live version. You have to be asked which language you prefer, than which keyboard layout you need and not till then you can setup the wireless connection, otherwise unexperienced user may get serious problems.

After that all further dialogs can be displayed in the selected language. If there is no working internet connection, all dialogs remains in English (although you selected another language).

I'm not against your proposal in general, but if the Mageia community decides to implement it, we need to take care of such things and make it well-rounded. To mean something well isn't always to do something well.


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