[SoaS] Localized builds

Raffael Reichelt raffael.reichelt at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 19 03:38:49 EDT 2010

2010/6/19 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>:
>> 2010/6/19 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>:
>>> On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Raffael Reichelt
>>> <raffael.reichelt at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Talking with parents and teachers about soas I realized it is
>>>> mandatory to provide localized builds of soas in order to make it
>>>> attractive for them to give it to their children. This localized
>>>> builds should be easily available for download for example on
>>>> localized pages. I am glad to volunteer for the german part. Can
>>>> someone explain me how to setup this page and where to place the
>>>> localized build for download?
>>> All the requirements to run a localized build are already present in
>>> SoaS, there just needs to be an option to actually select the
>>> language/keyboard on firstboot. Maybe its an option to provide when
>>> you select the colour/name. I know there's been discussion on adding
>>> an option to select a keyboard, adding the option to that to select
>>> language and even timezone shouldn't be too hard.
>> I know - but supporting non-it-persons with their computers I do know
>> too it is much too difficult for them. Most of te parents I know are
>> happy if the computer and the internet connection is working. Even
>> they are interested in providing a learning plattform to their
>> children  they do not really know how to change something. In fact I
>> expect them to prefere the boot-helper/usbstick scenario.
> You've missed my point entirely. If they can't select from 3 drop down
> boxes their own language, keyboard layout and timezone there's a
> problem that separate images is not going to fix because they'll have
> problems working out how to make the image boot in the first place. A
> Windows or OSX setup expects you to be able to do this, even a new
> digital camera expects you to be able to select your language and
> timezone.
> Peter
> BTW Please reply from the bottom, it makes the replies easier to read
> in the context.
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This way? Sorry.

Now I guess I  got you but as far as I can see there is no choice at
the moment - would it be possible to include?


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