[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: User directories integration - request for help



On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 09:33 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 08:52 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 01:38:00 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > 
> > > > Renaming a user's directories doesn't seem to be "The UNIX Way" TM
> > > 
> > > Traditional Unix systems never had to deal with many of the modern 
> > > desktop requirements so it's high time we stopped citing the "the
> > > unix way" as a excuse not to change anything. All modern Linux
> > > desktop systems happily automount devices which is distinctly not
> > > unixy either. If there are real practical reasons just cite that
> > > specifically.
> > 
> > OSX gets this right, from what I remember. The applications folder is
> > always called "Applications" on disk, but the displayed name in Finder
> > (and open/save dialogs) is specific to the language settings of the
> > current user.
> 
> YES, please, DO NOT rename directories in different languages! Madness
> will come out of it.
> 

[...]

> If you really want to do it, choose a fixed name and change Gnome/Kde to
> understand how to display these "special" dirs names into a localized
> way (maybe with an option to disable this thing).

The tradeoffs of translation-on-disk vs. translation-only-in-ui have
been discussed for years. Please don't let this thread devolve into
rehashing all the arguments for the umpteenth time.



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]