[Mageia-dev] What is Mageia's policy reagarding filesize display? (units/base 2 vs base 10)

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 15:34:56 CEST 2012

On 26 June 2012 22:36, Olav Vitters <olav at vitters.nl> wrote:
> glib/gtk+/nautilus/transmission (it shows me base 10)
> Note that Windows is inconsistent. It sometimes shows base 10, sometimes
> base 2. Furthermore, the only reason they left it as base 2 was because
> other OSes did (was once in a MSDN blog). Suggesting Windows as
> comparison is pretty arbitrary.
> In any case, my main point is that I don't see why development should be
> done within a distribution. E.g. you're advocating changing this, but
> this is basically repeating a discussion that has been held upstream
> various times.

This cannot be applied until accepted upstream.
You're basically forcing your preferences whereas current displaying is fine
with other people.

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