[openbeos] Re: JPBE changes (was: Re: news: development mailing list, distro guidelines )

  • From: "Urias McCullough" <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 09:41:25 -0700

On 5/23/07, Fredrik Ekdahl <fekdahl@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
2007/5/23, Stefano Ceccherini <stefano.ceccherini@xxxxxxxxx>:
> The translation is obviously crappy (automatic), but at least the list
> of changes is clear... enough ?

Three things here strikes me:
* Window/Preferences/Date and Time/Clock = 24 Hour
* Window/Preferences/Date and Time/Date Order = Year-Month-Day
Are there any reasons for why these settings are not default? If I'm not
totally mistaken, that time/date format is used in most countries and
follows ISO 8601.

* Window/Preferences/Volumes Icons/Show Space Bars ON Volumes = validity
Is there anyone who doesn't use that feature?

This actually raises another question...

Can images be distributed with files added and modifications to
/home/config without being considered a "distro"? In other words - can
default configuration options be changed before distribution of a
VMWare image or LiveCD without becoming a distro? Some things that
come to mind are the regional settings (date/time formats), default
keymap, default font/language (in the future when this is possibly an
option - and assuming the fonts are already included with the base
distro) Tracker settings, environment variables, etc?

Maybe it's obvious that these are "modifications" - but I think there
might be some room for flexibility here... or not?

- Urias

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