Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Mon Jun 1 05:35:36 UTC 2009

Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> ma, 2009-06-01 kello 09:12 +0800, Christopher Chan kirjoitti:
>> Take that up with the GlibC guys and/or the C/C++ standards body if you 
>> wish and I personally do not want to see any distribution specific 
>> library of such functions and the resulting distribution specific 
>> patches of packages to use that library.
> The point, of course, would be to do this upstream, not just in Ubuntu.
> Whether the free software world standardizes on base-2, base-10, or
> whatever-the-user-chooses, it would simplify things to have the
> formatting in one place, so there's only one place to configure it.
> Hence, the dedicated (sub)library.

Heh. Good luck changing du, ls, df, yada yada to anything other than 
base2 upstream.

I guess KDE is the better desktop afterall. They are only half as mad as 
the GNOME chums. Time to look at ICEWM.

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