geoip localisation suggestions

Bug #34523 reported by Mark Van den Borre on 2006-03-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Hi,

This feature probably has been requested before. I didn't find it mentioned, so I decided to add it anyway....

It could be nice for the installer to suggest language and a keyboard layout based upon geoip lookup.

If the installer by connecting to the net finds out I probably live in Belgium, it could suggest azerty-be, Dutch, French, English and maybe German.

Just my .02€...

Mark

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

Please use brainstorm.ubuntu.com .

Changed in debian-installer:
status: New → Invalid
Mark Van den Borre (markvdb) wrote :

Reopening temporarily. This bug was closed out of the blue, without any explanation. From my own research afterwards, it turns out it needs to be moved to brainstorm.ubuntu.com. I'll do that in a minute.

I went to #ubuntu-bugs to ask, and found out Brainstorm now seems to be the place to file non-trivial wishlist bugs on Ubuntu. That wasn't the case 2 1/2 years ago when I reported this one. Maybe Ubuntu needs documentation for triagers on what to with pre-brainstorm wishlist bugs.

I found the triagers in #ubuntu-bugs agreeing that the triager of this particular bug should at least have communicated better. Closing without an explanation is not a nice way to treat someone who has taken the effort to report a bug. Imagine the negative impression had I been a newcomer to the free software world.

Changed in debian-installer:
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Mark Van den Borre (markvdb) wrote :

Moved to http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/12084/ as per #ubuntu-bugs suggestions.

Please, bug triager, be more courteous next time!

Changed in debian-installer:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

At least said 'please' :)

Actually I though this is a good idea and it gets more looked-at on brainstorm.

I was the only one cared about your report in 2,5 years so don't attack me so hard.

Adam,

2008/8/10 Adam Niedling <email address hidden>:
> At least said 'please' :)
>
> Actually I though this is a good idea and it gets more looked-at on brainstorm.
I must have been on crack not to have noticed the "pleas use
brainstorm.ubuntu.com".

> I was the only one cared about your report in 2,5 years
I appreciate that.

> so don't attack me so hard.
I must have been on crack not to have noticed the "please use
brainstorm.ubuntu.com". That makes the words "please be more
courteous" I used rather inappropriate. Still, one could imagine more
encouraging ways of dealing with moving old wishlist bugs to
brainstorm.ubuntu.com. Like, waiting for the reporter to move his bug
to brainstorm, for example. Or tagging it "needsinfo", then put the
wishlist bug into brainstorm after x days of no reaction.

Make no mistake. I really appreciate your volunteer contribution to
ubuntu! Thank you for that!

Sincerely,

Mark
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Mark Van den Borre
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3000 Leuven, België
+32 486 961726

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

My apologies that this bug was closed. This was done without asking the Ubuntu installer team and without our consent. Moving this to brainstorm is not in fact especially helpful to us.

Changed in debian-installer:
status: Invalid → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

By the way, I sort of agree that this would be nice, but it is extremely difficult due to the ordering of events in the installer; network access isn't available yet at the time those questions are asked, and they need to be asked early in order to provide properly translatable network prompts and a properly configured keyboard so that you can respond to them. That's why this bug has been stalled as wishlist for some time; that doesn't mean that bug triagers should feel free to come along and close it.

It might be easier to do this in ubiquity (the live CD installer).

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

We might be able to do it only for timezones, but not easily for countries.

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