Re: Re: failure to communicate
<firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit :
> You want that bug fixed? Great: test the patch, document your tests
I did all that.
> gather feedback, get involved
quoting from the above:
I would be interested to hear suggestions as to what sort of tests
of binary mode operation would be considered sufficient for the
patch to be accepted.
> For a fix to land in Wheezy, this should have happened 8 months ago.
Check the date on the above post.
> disruptive fixes
I take the point that it is not currently feasible to get
translations of new or changed text for the installer. What I
propose is to apply this small patch, and make no changes at all to
any text. When operating in decimal mode, the new code is
functionally identical to the old, apart from the improvements
listed above. When operating in binary mode, identical input text
will simply be interpreted as s*(2^(10*n)) rather than s*(10^(3*n)).
The choice of whether the partitioner operates in binary or decimal
mode can be controlled by a boot parameter, so as not to introduce
any new user-visible text into the installer.
Now we can all fight about whether the default partitioning mode
should be binary or decimal. I'm curious to hear why, if just about
nobody cares about the difference between 2^(10*n) and 10^(3*n), it
would be unacceptable to default to 2^(10*n), which is what just
about everybody who does care would expect.