use binary prefixes for all file size counts including in Nautilus

shirish shirishag75 at
Sun Jun 10 14:06:58 UTC 2007

Hi all,
        Would it be a good idea to have standardized SI prefixes
everywhere or atleast make the move to. Just using the above example

 aptitude show filezilla
Package: filezilla
State: not installed
Version: 3.0.0~beta10-0ubuntu1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/net
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at>
Uncompressed Size: 2134k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-5), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.2-20070516), libgnutls13 (>=
         1.5.3-0), libidn11 (>= 0.5.18), libstdc++6 (>= 4.2-20070516),
         libwxbase2.8-0 (>=, libwxgtk2.8-0 (>=,
         filezilla-common (= 3.0.0~beta10-0ubuntu1)
Recommends: filezilla-locales
Description: Port of the famous Win32 graphical FTP client
 FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client for windows with lots of useful
 features and an intuitive interface.

 It's now multi-platform.

 FileZilla includes the following features :
 * Easy to use
 * Multilingual (English, German, French, Japanese, just to name a few)
 * Strong encryption support using SFTP over SSH and FTP over SSL/TLS
 * Supports transfer resuming and files larger than 4 GiB
 * Site Manager
 * Queue support
 * Proxy support
 * Speed limits
 * MODE Z transfer compressing
 * ... and more!


 Now as can be seen it says 2134K but confused as in 2134 kilobytes
(1000) or 2134 Kibibytes (2134) , I know it might mean a change to
large no. of softwares but it would be nicer in the long run as we
would have accurate sizes (reported or seen) by user. Lemme know how
you guys feel about it? I can write the tickets in the couple
(aptitude, nautilus, thunar , ext3 filesytem maybe?) I know upstream
as well as in launchpad but would need more guidance before I make
those tickets. Dunno it this is in the realm of ubuntu-devel-discuss
but if not feel free to connect with me off-list as well :)
          Shirish Agarwal
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