Ticket #1612 (new defect)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Please remove "Display bits"

Reported by: egmont Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: Future Releases
Component: mc-core Version: 4.7.0-pre2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:


Please remove the "Display bits" configuration option on systems with locale support (configure could be able to detect this).

This is just another stupid source of breaking things. It's not really clear what the possible values are, it's a source of problems if it's set to an incorrect value (even let's say incorrect default or incorrect value shipped by a distributor). It's also a problem if the user's switching back and forth between two different systems - e.g. during transition from iso-x to utf-8.

On systems with locale support mc can detect the character set to be used. Let it do so and not ask for the user to set it correctly or break it. Obviously to have a working operating system with applications, you have to set the global LANG/LC_stuff variables correctly anyway; requiring to set them in each and every application is the wrong way to go. Let's not offer a config option: "Do you want mc to work correctly? Yes No".

It should Just Work.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by zaytsev


comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by andrew_b

  • Branch state set to no branch
  • Milestone changed from 4.7 to Future Releases
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