Pidgin 2.7.2 released!
datallah at pidgin.im
Mon Jul 26 12:08:52 EDT 2010
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 12:00, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino <jfs at debian.org> wrote:
> On 26 July 2010 17:23, David Balažic <david.balazic at comtrade.com> wrote:
>> Also having to set env variables to make a selection is...
>> C'mon, it is 2010!
> Pidgin in Windows currently relies on a registry key which is:
> a) set by the installer
> b) difficult to change (you need to knwo the NSIS codes and language associated)
This isn't entirely accurate, see
> As far a I know there's no need to use environment variables. That is
> not what I was suggesting. Windows provides information of user's
> chosen locale and selected language in his environment. Currently, as
> far as I know, correct me if I'm wrong, this is:
> a) not used by the installer to automatically select and install the
> proper localization
I believe that this is incorrect; NSIS will choose the current locale
by default if it is available.
Also, the Pidgin translation for the selected installer language
(however it is selected) will be installed by default.
> b) not used by Pidgin in Windows to select one of the available
> localizations at %ProgramFiles%\Pidgin\locale\
This is also not exactly correct; it is the default behavior of Pidgin
to use the system locale if there is no overridden selection (e.g. by
the user's language selection in the installer or via the PIDGINLANG
> It is, however, used by the installer to automatically select the
> language shown through the installation process. So I guess a) could
> be easily fixed, isn't it so?
> Time to report these as a bug in trac, or have they been reported already?
I don't think it is that simple, please see the FAQ about how it works
and think about why changing that might be (even more) confusing to
I still maintain that the "real" problem is that the desired language
doesn't appear in the initial installer list - if it did, nobody would
complain about anything else because everything would work as they
expect it to.
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