Bug 505484 - feature to allow customizing which langs appear by default in lang menu
Summary: feature to allow customizing which langs appear by default in lang menu
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Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-06-12 04:28 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2011-11-24 05:34 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-11-24 05:34:35 UTC
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Description Jens Petersen 2009-06-12 04:28:47 UTC
Description of problem:
Based on the thread "GDM Language list..." on fedora-devel-list
and fedora-i18n-list, I had a discussion with Ankit and
I came up with this idea which could perhaps form part of
YumLangpackPlugin Feature for F12.

If gdm could support configuration of the locales shown by
default in it's language list, then the <lang>-langpack-support
meta packages of the above feature could add languages to
that gdm system config which would allow giving languages
with extra support installed high visibility in the menu.

Does that make some sense?

I guess next step would be to file an rfe upstream...


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install language support for my favourite languages
2. login via gdm
  
Actual results:
2. need to go to Other... to find them

Expected results:
2. appear in gdm lang menu

Comment 1 Ankit Patel 2009-09-07 14:00:40 UTC
ping

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2009-09-07 23:40:45 UTC
I think Fujiwara-san is working on a patch for this.

Comment 3 fujiwara 2009-09-08 01:20:18 UTC
I'll work on the better GUI tool later. I need to fix other issues prior to this issue.

Currently CLI is already implemented.
Once you modify gdm line in /etc/passwd with "s|/sbin/nologin|/bin/bash|", you could update the gdm gconf value /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/recent-languages by manual or gconf-editor.

Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2009-09-09 04:42:48 UTC
I talked to Fujiwara-san and realised we were talking about
somewhat different things.

Anyway as he pointed out to me this "rfe" can be done
trivially with system gdm gconf settings.

eg sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --get  /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/recent-languages

But I think requiring login for gdm that might be a serious problem?

Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2009-09-24 07:27:09 UTC
> But I think requiring login for gdm that might be a serious problem?  

Ignore this - misunderstanding on my part.

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2009-09-24 07:27:50 UTC
Adding a link here from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/YumLangpackPlugin#gdm

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 10:04:13 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 9 fujiwara 2010-11-05 01:52:07 UTC
Sorry, still a bit busy.

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Comment 18 Jens Petersen 2011-11-23 09:11:22 UTC
Closing out at least until gdm support language selection again.


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