On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 09:36 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 13:33:28 +0100
Caolan McNamara <caolanm(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Sure, if the non-translated bits are fundamentally overscale to fit on
> cd vs the other options, or its too slow to run from CD, or we hate it
> too much to want it, then that's fine. But if the reason boiled down
> to solely having all languages supported on the cd as a goal and apps
> are then picked that have less translation coverage due to space
> reasons then that strikes me as a bit of a fudge.
I don't disagree. However it's a lot easier to say "we don't support
your language because there was no translation for it upstream" than to
say "we don't support your language because we didn't think it was
important enough to include on the media. Sorry.".
Still, some thought could be put around having regional editions of the
live image that include a set of the languages for that region or some
other ideas such as that. It just takes somebody playing around with
it (: The good news is that the tools are relatively easy so that
those playing at home can try things out instead of waiting for
something to fall out of the Red Hat black box.
A while back gnome made a gnome preview live cd. It was a version of the
gnome using an ubuntu livecd. They did one for the various languages
that wanted them - hitting most of the 'major' languages and then doing
others on request.