Bug 22770 - [RFE] use standardized units for file/package sizes
[RFE] use standardized units for file/package sizes
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-22 20:18 EST by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-27 11:39:24 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-12-22 20:18:11 EST
The installation progress screen shows package sizes in 'MBytes' and the
accumulated sizes in 'M'. Because MByte has a lot of meanings (1000*1000,
1000*1024, 1024*1024) in the computer slang I suggest to use the
standardized 'MiB' (Mega-Binary-Byte) notation (see
hysics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html also)
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-27 11:39:21 EST
Most users are familiar with the abbreviation 'MB', and not the one the NIST has
standardized.  I think it would be more confusing to change.

Thank you for the suggestion.

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