[Ambassadors] Fedora Local Language Spins
johan at x-tnd.be
Tue Feb 26 21:11:27 UTC 2008
Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
> Johan Cwiklinski wrote:
>> It will be cool to officialize this method for localization of live
>> spins. Could we achieve a procedure for submitting localized .ks
>> files based on official Fedora live cds ?
> Just follow
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/CustomSpins. If you need
> any help, let me know.
I've followed the first step described in this page, and then I'm a bit
stucked - I think it's still a bit obscure.
Here is the mail exchange I had with the board :
Johan Cwiklinski a écrit :
> Bill Nottingham a écrit :
>> Jesse Keating (jkeating at redhat.com) said:
>>> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 02:17:50 +0100
>>> Johan Cwiklinski <johan at x-tnd.be> wrote:
>>>> Following the localized spin proposed by Rahul
>>>> I've made one for my native language (French).
>>>> As the first step of approval for this custom spin, I submit you
>>>> the relevant .ks file.
>>> Well, it's not changing much, so there isn't much to review. I still
>>> think doing an entire spin just to pick a different local seems silly.
>>> But from the technical POV the kickstart itself is sound.
>> Especially since the default livecd already includes French support.
> If it's installed by default, that is not the default language.
> What would you think of a distro coming with a default keyboard
> layout/language/timezone that is different from yours ?
> For a live usb, this can be changed, but not for a livecd.
> French guys (and I think this is also true for many languages) will
> not be interested in something that does not feet their needs.
> Also, we always need to login again to gnome for the language to be
> That's why I thing localized livecds is a very good idea. I've already
> made a such spin for FC6, this experience was successful.
> French community have its own server, I can use it to make a torrent
> for my localized livecd, but not all languages have this luck.
> So, what should I do ? Shall I continue the official spin
> registration, or hosting it on our french webserver (maybe with a link
> to it from official website) ?
> PS: we had a discussion on irc #fedora-mktg about this, it appears
> that a tool should share commons bits, a big part of the problem will
> be solved, but actually, that tool does not exists.
Bill Nottingham a écrit :
> Johan Cwiklinski (johan at x-tnd.be) said:
>>> Especially since the default livecd already includes French support.
>> If it's installed by default, that is not the default language.
>> What would you think of a distro coming with a default keyboard
>> layout/language/timezone that is different from yours ?
> Language can be picked from the greeter; since it's timed, you
> can pick then. Keyboard support will be added there real soon now.
> Not to drag a fedora-devel thread in here, but keyboard layout/timezone
> may still not be correct for someone in Quebec or Senegal who uses a
> 'French' livecd.
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