we (the YaST team) plan to do some changes to the installer, and one of
the intentions is to more integrate the live installer with the regular
one, which could resolve the issue you refer to.
I don't think that we can change this properly for openSUSE 13.1,
however, we definitely can for 13.2 and beyond.
If you are interested in helping, contact us on yast-devel(a)opensuse.org,
we will appreciate your (or any other) help.
On 08/30/2013 12:28 PM, Efstathios Iosifidis (aka diamond_gr) wrote:
This might not be the right place to send this mail, but since I'm not
subscribed to factory list (and I don't plan to suscribe), I would like
to send here this idea. Please share it with factory or anyone else.
For the past 3 releases we have language installation problem. If
someone choose to install openSUSE, for example in Greek, the result
will be half Greek and half English (picture: blue is in Greek and other
is in English ). Although many people reported this bug to bugzilla
 and , nothing changed. openSUSE 11.4 was the last release that
worked fine (even from the very first screen by pressing F2 button).
A proposal would be to change the fist screen of YaST installation,
where it prompts for language. Change it to ONLY English.
When everything is set, I see 2 solutions.
1. PCLinuxOS has an icon on the desktop (adlocale) that prompts you to
install your language settings. I guess it's an easy script.
2. GNOME has GNOME initial setup . You can also read an article about
it . The idea is that after the installation, you get a prompt to
setup online accounts, timezone, new user account, small tour about
GNOME etc. By the way, although it says that we'll see it on GNOME 3.8,
I didn't see it on Milestone 4.
The language installation can be done via YaST after installation
(that's the solution we propose here).
But it's better to be done automatically after installation.
Something should be done about it since it's major issue to promote
Marketing cannot cover end users. End users also don't read release notes.
Many of my friends (that I helped to install openSUSE), they turned it
to Linux Mint or Ubuntu (I guess for the simplicity they provide).
Fedora and Ubuntu work fine with the language thing.
Please do something about it.
Thanks for reading.
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