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Re: Debian-installer/grub-installer: proposal for template change


Justin B Rye <justin.byam.rye@gmail.com> wrote:
> Holger Wansing wrote:
> > John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> >> On 11/19/19 8:06 PM, Holger Wansing wrote:
> >>> It's unclear, what the "new system" is supposed to be.
> >>> So above patch to clarity.
> >> 
> >> Why would that be unclear? When you just finished an installation, I
> >> think the term "your new system" is pretty unambiguous in the context.
> > 
> > 'The new xyz' tends to be error-prone IMO, since what is 'new' today, gets
> > older every day and some day it's the 'old' one.
> > Of course, this picture does not fully apply to the above situation, I know,
> > but I would like to avoid such phrasing if possible.
> In this case we know it's brand-new, in that the user has just
> finished creating it.  But a reader *could* misinterpret it this way -
> "after the machine boots, from then on you'll always be able to choose
> whether to boot one of those other operating systems or whatever thing
> you've installed most recently at that point".
> > Also, 'system' is a term which is used for different instances, like the
> > real hardware PC (like in 'PC system'), the operating system (like Debian,
> > Windows ...) or virtual operating systems...
> And don't forget the EFI "system partition", which might be "new" if
> the user has only previously used legacy BIOS.
> > Thus, users might get confused, and in fact I read an installation report
> > (not in the Debian BTS), where this was mentioned.
> Yes; "system" is one of those words that's rarely wrong to use, but
> also rarely pulls its weight in making it clear what you're talking
> about.

@Justin: may I interpret your comment in the meaning of "string review passed,
all fine" ?


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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