Re: Little change in PolicyKit messages from gnome-panel
- From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt myrealbox com>
- To: Luca Ferretti <elle uca libero it>
- Cc: gnome-i18n <gnome-i18n gnome org>, gnome-doc-list <gnome-doc-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Little change in PolicyKit messages from gnome-panel
- Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:20:47 +0000
On Jan 28, 2008, at 12:09 PM, Luca Ferretti wrote:
I've just committed little changes to messages from PolicyKit policies
for Clock applet:
- Configuring the hardware clock requires privileges.
- Privileges are required to configure the hardware clock.
This to match similar messages from PolicyKit package.
I know you're announcing this just as a courtesy, but ... I don't think
the new string is an improvement, unfortunately. It's not really your
fault, because you're following PolicyKit precedent, but really:
"Privileges are required"? That makes no sense except to computer
programmers. To non-programmer English speakers, privileges are things
that can be granted, accorded, withdrawn, stripped, enjoyed, abused, or
reserved, but never required.
More understandable ways of saying this would be:
* "To set the clock, you need to authenticate as an administrator."
* "To set the clock, you need to authenticate as a member of group
Where should I report the bug for fixing these messages in PolicyKit? I
don't see a PolicyKit product or component in bugzilla.gnome.org.
Matthew Paul Thomas
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