On Monday 31 March 2008, Jérémy Bobbio wrote: > > On Sunday 30 March 2008, Jérémy Bobbio wrote: > > > * The deprecated ability to set default values through localised > > > strings have also been removed. > > > > What exactly is the new preseeding? Has that been tested? > > I should have tested more before writting that. This situation is > better than I origanally thought: the proposed debconf select actually > allows to be preseeded with: localized strings, internal value and > plugin name (when used with ask_user, and with or without the begining > numbers). OK. Sounds good. > Preseeding with localized strings actually comes for free: Choices is > not mangled anymore, and cdebconf will return the corresponding > Choices-C value automatically. Note that preseeding with localized strings is not actually really what we want, but it was necessary up to now. What would be nice is if preseeding the _English_ strings would also work, but losing that is not an issue if preseeding using plugin names (without numbers!) works correctly. > > What would  need to be changed to after this patch is applied? > > It could stay as is. But I would change the following: Looks good, and better than the current warnings about preseeding having to be localized. > I have not tested that last part though, but looking closely at the > code, I don't see a reason that would prevent this to work. It should be tested before we commit this. I would consider regressions in preseeding of partitioning to be grave bugs. > The patch logs should speak by themselves, but there is at least two > debatable points: > * The removal of valid_visuals.d to use visual.d directly: the former > was meant as a filter for the content of visual.d, but it really > complicated the implementation of aligned columns and seemed pretty > useless to me. I have to think about that a bit. Consistency among label types is important though, especially as different label types _can_ be combined. > * Loosing right-alignment for the partition numbers (#3) and size > (100 GB). [...] > Of course, we could support right-alignment only in the text and newt > frontend for now, and silently discard the directive when using GTK+… I think that would be worthwhile as for these interfaces it is a usability regression. For gtk it's not really as the alignment in general is improved. I'll do some testing with this patch set, but I think it may be best to delay implementation of this until immediately after Beta2. Cheers, FJP
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