applications should respect standardized units
Would it be a good idea to have standardized binary prefixes (IEC standard)
everywhere or atleast make the move to. Just using the above example :-
aptitude show filezilla
State: not installed
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <email address hidden>
Uncompressed Size: 2134k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-5), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.2-20070516), libgnutls13 (>=
1.5.3-0), libidn11 (>= 0.5.18), libstdc++6 (>= 4.2-20070516),
Description: Port of the famous Win32 graphical FTP client
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client for windows with lots of useful
features and an intuitive interface.
It's now multi-platform.
FileZilla includes the following features :
* Easy to use
* Multilingual (English, German, French, Japanese, just to name a few)
* Strong encryption support using SFTP over SSH and FTP over SSL/TLS
* Supports transfer resuming and files larger than 4 GiB
* Site Manager
* Queue support
* Proxy support
* Speed limits
* MODE Z transfer compressing
* ... and more!
Now as can be seen it says 2134K but confused as in 2134 kilobytes
(1000) or 2134 Kibibytes (1024) , I know it might mean a change to
large no. of softwares but it would be nicer in the long run as we
would have accurate sizes (reported or seen) by user.