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Re: User directories integration - request for help



On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 13:45 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 14:57 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> 
> > > 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.
> > 
> > Well, provided what you seem to plan, whether you like it or not: Please
> > do, time is due to re-heat this discussion!
> 
> No. Just go read xdg-list archives if you are interested in the
> arguments.
Frankly speaking, I am not interested in arguing, I wanted to hear
yours, because I for one find "i18n'ed" dirs utterly stupid.

> > Alternatively, if you want to avoid this discussion: 
> > 
> > Implement a 3-state user's choice (With a) being the default):
> > a) Don't translate directories
> > b) Translate their GUI representation only.
> > c) Translate and move them around wheneven i18n is being changed.
> 
> Avoid discussion by not making any decisions ?
Yes, let the user/admin choose, instead of pestering them with a
half-cooked decision you will always make enemies with.

>  How is that a solution ?
See above - It's basically trying to avoid a problem.

IMO, to a large amount of users, you are not solving a problem, you are
constructing a new ones.

Ralf





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