Re: [PMH] Re: [Nautilus-list] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.

On 24 May 2001 12:16:09 +0200, Alexander Skwar wrote:
> So sprach Christopher James Lahey am Thu, May 24, 2001 at 06:06:49AM -0400:
> > That doesn't work either because then if you switch languages, you lose
> > all your data.  Well, it's in a directory that's harder to find which
> > amounts to the same thing.
> Uh?  Why do you lose data?  I proposed that Control Center (or whatever)
> should then ask you if you want to create new directories.  Further it might
> also convert the data, ie. mv <OldDir> <NewDir>.
> On the other hand, the translation part is basically just about how it
> should be represented.  Have a look at Windows.  Windows installs programs
> to C:\Programme, in a german windows at least.  In an English Windows, it'll
> install to C:\Program Files, and obviously German and English programs can
> ask Windows where the 'PROGRAM FILES' directory is.
> Isn't that what we're talking about here as well?

Seems exactly like that to me.  Under Windows, in the registry there is
a set of keys with defined names such as "Program Files", "Windows"
which contain the full path to these files.  s/Windows/Linux/,

This is a fantastic idea - at the least it should be discussed with the
KDE guys and maybe even further, e.g. the linux filesystem base spec.

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