[squeak-dev] The Trunk: Kernel-bf.995.mcz

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Feb 19 02:51:04 UTC 2016

Just leave useLocale disabled. Why would you change it? Until we have proper locale support we don’t want to turn it on.

- Bert -

On 18.02.2016, at 18:18, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Then how about we change the useLocale default to true?
> If I fly to another continent, and need to use an image and keep it in
> my home TZ, before I leave I'll set the useLocale to false so it will
> leave my desired TZ alone.  Done.  Except, now, even though I did
> that, it will now still keep picking up information from my
> always-changing locale from the OS (i.e., at every layover stop), and
> blowing away my explicit TZ setting.
> Turning off useLocale is the exceptional case, that's why on those
> rare cases I would need to do it, I won't remember to flip
> AutomaticTimezone too.  It is sure to create confusion in the users
> mind ("I thought I set it?  did I not save my image?" etc) and
> investigation that requires them to delve all the way into the
> implementation of #now before they discover why.
> Auto-DST switching is cool, but blowing away the users TZ setting
> isn't.  How about we go to useLocale -> true by default?
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 6:07 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>>> On 18.02.2016, at 16:05, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I thought #useLocale would be sufficient here.  If one is has
>>> #useLocale turned on, it would mean automatic update, otherwise, not.
>> useLocale is off by default, and means a lot more than automatic timezone updates (it loads translation files etc).
>> - Bert -

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