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

  • From: "Raymond C. Rodgers" <obos@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 10:03:55 -0700

Stefano Ceccherini wrote:
2007/5/23, Fredrik Ekdahl <fekdahl@xxxxxxxxx>:

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.

Because not everyone likes this and for most people it's crap, I guess.
Although I find the default's (american, I would guess) month-day-year
even worse.

Just my two unimportant cents, but I think that those are the type of settings (along with time zone) that the user should be prompted for either during the installation process or upon first-boot. That makes the default setting irrelevant, and provides less reason for a customized distro. Similarily, I suppose, language and text encoding settings might be offered during installation (possibly as one of the first steps).

Raymond

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