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Re: Desktop task(sel) in Etch? (Bug #389092)

On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 06:48:49PM +0200, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 08:32:24AM +0200, Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > 
> > >"tasks=kde-desktop" is a bit rude to type (try it on a non US
> > >keyboard...).
> > 
> > The hint to non US keyboard is *very* important.  I would love if
> > *every* string a user (not a hacker) has to type at the boot prompt
> > would work on *any* keybord according to its marking, which means only
> > letters (no =_/ etc.) are allowed.  A "-" might work on the numeric
> > keyboard but it is often even hard enough to find the '=' which
> > disqualifies for users who have no idea that there is something else
> > than their own keyboard in front of them.
> Isn't it possible to have the keyboard selection done by the boot loader ?

Someone (on irc i think) told me that this would need to be localized.
But if keyboard selection needs to be localized, why boot menu with its
help needn't ? How about the very first thing the installer (and here I
mean the very whole thing) shows is the language selection ?


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