Re: filename translation implementation - how to decide

On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 10:55 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 16:21 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > So, I presented two ways to do filename translation. No method is
> > perfect, both has disadvantages. People has picked sides, discussed and
> > flames were exchanged. 
> > 
> > Since the time is ticking for the glib/gtk+ API freeze we're soon gonna
> > run out of time to get this API in place at the right place (glib).
> > Therefore, to further what I think is the right decision I implemented
> > the gettext method in glib/gtk+/libgnomeui/nautilus. Patches and test
> > filesystem po file attached.
> Alex,
> I discussed your glib patch with Owen, and here are the results:
> - We don't think its a good idea to add this to GLib one day before
>   releasing 2.6, particularly since there didn't seem to be a clear
>   consensus 

2.6 is released tomorrow?

> - It would be better to implement this directly in    
>   g_filename_get_display_name(), otherwise we will see inconsistencies
>   where some people call g_filename_get_display_name() and some call 
>   g_translated_display_name_from_path()
> - In order to enable adding filename translation in a 2.6.x release,
>   we would be willing to change the semantics of   
>   g_filename_get_display_name() to accept a full path and only 
>   return a displayable form of the basename.

Do you want a patch to do this?

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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