[virt-tools-list] [libosinfo 7/8] rfc: Infer ISO language from label

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) zeeshanak at gnome.org
Tue Dec 4 15:18:28 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 03:52:23PM +0200, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
>> Not at all. You'll have entries like:
>> <media>
>>   <languages>fi_Fi,fr_FR</languages>
>>   <volume-id>WHATEVER</volume-id>
>> </media>
>> <media>
>>   <languages>fi_Fi,fr_FR,us_US</languages>
>>   <volume-id>(WHATEVER2)|(WHATEVER3)</volume-id>
>> </media>
>> ...
>> Now if there is a new volume ID to be added, you'll either put it in a
>> new media entry or to an existing entry that has the same languages in
>> its list.
> This would work for fedora ISOs. Windows Volume IDs look like EDITION_LANG,
> where there is a set of valid values for EDITION (this is what we already
> have in windows.xml), and a set of valid values for LANG (which is what I'm
> trying to add). EDITION and LANG can be associated more or less freely
> (some editions are not available in some languages, but this is the
> exception rather than the norm).
> This means we would have:
> <media>
>   <languages>fr_FR</languages>
>   <volume-id>EDITION_FR</volume-id>
> </media>
> <media>
>   <languages>fi_FI</languages>
>   <volume-id>(EDITION_FI|EDITION2_FI)</volume-id>
> </media>
> And if we wanted to add an EDITION3 which is available both in French and
> Finland, we'd have to change both entries.

No, with the approach I was thinking (not exactly suggesting), we'd
want to create a separate entry for media support this particular set
of languages. I know that still means a lot of entries but at least we
won't have to change mechanics of libosinfo for it.

BTW if XML files getting too big is also an issue here, we can split
those easily in different ways.


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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